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The Essence of Edward…

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We’re not talking of a man’s cologne here – although, if it could be bottled we’re sure it would have the potential to outsell even Dior Homme, and we know we’d buy it. *grins* We mean the other type of essence…the very quality that makes Edward who he is…that makes him so special, so Edward. It doesn’t matter if he has a cold, dead heart or not, what matters to us is how Edward, in whatever form we read him, gets our hearts beating.

These Edwards, their embodiment – soul, personality, intrinsic nature, life, legacy, era – do vary. But all  the diverse Edwards today, we find in fanfiction, have those requisite attributes which characterise this much loved, immortalized character. They have that “je ne sais quoi” that keeps us coming back for more, time and again! Please enjoy!

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Look How You Turned Out by Counselor

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Look How You Turned Out ~ If I was going to write another story it would be something like this…

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 45 – Words: 49,861 – Reviews: 4,040 – Favs: 584 – Follows: 900 – Updated: Dec 3 – Published: Nov 6 – id: 9826376

Talk about an Edward that has that essence, that je ne sais quoi, and my mind immediately goes to Edward from Counselor’s Look How You Turned Out.

I’ve totally fallen in love with this Edward, just like I originally fell in love with Edward because he was so perfectly not perfect (no matter what SM’s Bella said).

Counselor’s LHYTO Edward is in love with Bella, but just like Originalward was so darn self-sacrificing that he chose to run off rather than hurt Bella, or give her up to Jake rather than take her away from her human life, this Edward is just as self-sacrificing, and you know what? I love that. (Up to a point, of course.)  There haven’t been many self-sacrificing Edward’s in fan fiction lately, and Counselor’s is like a breath of fresh air.

LHYTO Edward loves Bella secretly, believing he’s too old for her, or that she shouldn’t be tied down to Forks while she’s still so young. So he watches her leave, though it breaks his heart:

See, I’ve faced it. I have. Bella is in her big city days, her take on the world days, her let’s see what I can do, days. And she should be. She’s young, hell she’s brilliant. Why shouldn’t she get to take off and fly. She doesn’t need some old guy with a kid, a great kid, but someone else’s kid…she doesn’t need that. Or want it. She liked Juney but she never even thought of being a mom. She broke his heart but it couldn’t be helped. She had a right to go to college. A right to move to Chicago. She didn’t abandon us, that’s what I had to keep telling him.

See? Self-sacrificing.

But even with all that, he’s not perfect. He makes stupid mistakes just like Originalward did. Like starting a relationship with another woman just because he thought he couldn’t have Bella. And then letting that woman go on and on about their relationship possibly taking on a more serious turn, like marriage, even though he knew he didn’t care about her nearly enough for that.

“You asked if it’s serious. It is. She’s…she wants to get married.”

I stop again. “She…wants to get married,” I repeat like I’m translating. “What about you? You?”

“I’m…thinking about it.”

I make a silent ‘o,’ then take off walking again.

“That’s normal behavior, Bella. I’m being normal.”

“Great. Be normal,” I say over my shoulder as I run to my front door.

“I can count on her. She’ll stay,” he yells.

But you know what? That’s what makes this Edward so great; that he’s so silly sometimes, and so blindly in love that he doesn’t stop to think of the consequences, just like Originalward didn’t at times.

Yet he’s Edward, and so he’ll come to his senses, and just like Originalward, he doesn’t do things halfway; he does them epically:

It’s a few seconds, then it buzzes. “Marry me.”

When I don’t answer right away he texts, “Where’s your big balls now?”

I don’t answer. I think he’s joking. After all, we were joking and I texted my home made ass and he joke-texted ‘marry me.’

“Meet me in the street.” Him

I shake the balls out of my pants, odd I know, and put them on and go to the mud room and stick my feet in my boots again and put on Charlie’s big jacket.

I hurry outside and he’s halfway down his walk and we meet in the middle of the road. His hands slide into the open sides of the coat and he’s not wearing any protective weather stuff, just his t-shirt still damp from his run.

“Are you joking?” I ask right away. “You are, right?”

He doesn’t say anything.

“Was it a joke?” me

“Do you want it to be?”

“Oh no buddy. You are so going out on a limb on this one.”

“Just trying to get a reaction,” he says.

“Like…hysterical…or what?”

“Is it such a bad idea?”

“You were joking, right? You don’t use that as a test run.”

“What if I didn’t?”

“Just joking, right?”

“What if it wasn’t?”

And this here is another thing that I love about this Edward and reminds me of Originalward: he’s so darn ready to tie the knot, to jump all the way in, to stop wasting time on stupid dating and conventionalities. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I suppose in real life doing some dating before getting married makes sense, but hey, this is fiction, and just like Originalward made me swoon with how ready he was to make it forever once he’d realized he couldn’t live without Bella, LHYTO Edward makes my heart go pitter-patter too, ready to jump in with both feet once he realizes he can have the girl of his dreams. And isn’t that why we read fan fiction, for that feeling of utter and complete love that Edward originally gave us?

LHYTO Edward does the same.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9826376/37/Look-How-You-Turned-Out

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Edward, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways..”

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All That Jazz by Javamomma0921

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All That Jazz ~ Set in 1919. Meet orphan sisters, Bella and Alice Swan, as they journey to Chicago to meet their Aunt Esme, brazen, disowned sister of their mother. Join Bella as she learns the true meaning of marriage and love. M for adult themes and later lemons. AH/AU

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 23 – Words: 184,134 – Reviews: 1983 – Updated: 5-30-11 – Published: 4-27-10 – Bella, Edward – Complete

A heart, full of joy and gladness,

Will always banish sadness and strife.

So always look for the silver lining,

And try to find the sunny side of life.

Look for the Silver Lining,” by Jerome Kern (1919)

(Each chapter opens with a snippet of song lyric from the era. A lovely touch!)

As the name suggests, this story is set in Chicago during the birth of the Jazz Age…radio, big-bands, motor cars, bobs, dancing, Hollywood, Flappers, prohibition, speak-easies and all that jazz. What an amazing time to have lived!

This Golden Age wasn’t all golden for everyone though; organised crime was rife, workers and women’s rights were woeful and being fought for with vigour. There was an ongoing struggle between the generations too; the willful disregard of social etiquette by youth engaging in such acts as smoking in public and – wait for it – young ladies holding men’s hands without wearing gloves! Shocking!

This is the world a sheltered Bella and Alice enter following the death of their mother Renee, who, IMHO, gave the girls an upbringing that bordered on abusive, but enough of that.  Their individual demeanor upon arrival in vibrant and bustling Chicago, to embark on a new life with the Cullens, and indeed their attitude to it, couldn’t be more different, but the sibling bond and its development within the new family dynamics was both fascinating and a pleasure to read. Not surprising given her life experience – or lack of it – Bella was wholly discombobulated by her reaction to meeting the young Edward Masen…

The young man sitting behind the piano was like nothing I had ever seen before. The light from the window wall behind him came in in golden shafts that seemed to set his hair on fire. It was the most unique shade of bronze. As he played, he kept his eyes closed and a near beatific smile on his face. He moved his upper body in time with the music, his unruly hair falling in and out of his face.

I stepped forward, wanting to get closer to the music. I kept telling myself over and over again it was the music which was drawing me in. I was so focused on the beautiful piano player, I didn’t see the plant holders lining the side of the room. My foot caught in one of the holders, causing three of the empty pots to clatter the ground. I followed quickly after.

The music stopped abruptly and too quickly I was being lifted to my feet by a pair of warm hands. I looked up into eyes the color of jade flecked with ebony and gold. They were fascinating in themselves. I had to shake my head in order to clear the haze.

“Are you alright?” he asked.

I nodded, my head feeling light.

“You took quite a spill; are you sure I can’t help you to a seat?”

I was never more ungrateful for my propensity to blush. I couldn’t help the torrent of red I felt creeping up my neck as I listened to his words and watched his mouth move. I immediately chastised myself for being so immoral as to watch a stranger’s mouth move. It was unthinkable. I vaguely recognized that he was still talking and that he had let me go; something within me that I didn’t recognize was sad not to feel his too-warm hands on me any longer.

Ooh, I think I’d be a bit discombobulated too! As when I read that scene, the wonderful, descriptive writing had me living right in the moment.

So, Edward Masen. Gah! He has what it takes, you know, that essence, he exudes that special something that makes him an Unforgettableward. He is classic Edward…just how I imagine hope a human 1919 Edward would have been: intelligent, respectful, selfless, responsible, gallant, romantic, loving and a complete gentleman – even with the newly roused desire within him. Well, maybe not a complete gentleman…;)

I recommend this story for so many reasons, not least of which is Edward, but the perfectly captured setting of one of my favourite eras too, with its social engagements, and its coming of age struggles faced by both men and women. Javamomma9021 has been creative in her spin of the original characters, showing us Edward with his parents Elizabeth and Edward Masen, and, paralleling the growth of a duckling to a swan, the growth of a Swan to a Cullen, not forgetting a Jasper as you’ve never seen him before. I also adore the slow pace of Edward and Bella’s courtship and their physical intimacy – which bizarrely I found hot!

Oh to have a time machine, whether HG Wells style or à la Marty McFly. I’d happily forgo witnessing the momentous events of history in favour of sipping iced tea on the porch swing with this Edward. Sigh!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5928431/1/All-That-Jazz

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Shine On by sunflowersongs

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Shine On ~ Bella Swan-Bishop, a widow and mother to a young daughter Zoe, purchases an estate – ghost included. She gets a lot more than she bargained for when she hires handsome and very interested Edward Cullen as her landscape architect. Complete

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 36 – Words: 178,381 – Reviews: 1290 – Updated: 11-27-12 – Published: 3-7-12 – Bella, Edward – Complete

For me, Shine On is first and foremost a story of relationships, whether between friends, lovers, or family, some simple…some complicated and complex. The backdrop of a beautiful home in need of renovation and its history, businesses – mostly a joy but one a burden, and the haunting by ghosts – one in the literal sense of the word and one in the metaphorical, add layers to the story but still allows the spotlight to shine on the characters.  And what beautifully written characters they are to complement a truly beguiling story.

Bella, a grieving widow, moves with her daughter to a large, old mansion with sweeping gardens…

BPOV from Chapter 1

I would need a landscape architect to take on this large of scale of project. The garden and orchard, the remnants of the maze, the small lake, and gazebo needed much work. I needed someone with vision to make it beautiful again. I turned and looked up at the deep red brick and sandy colored stone of my enormous home built in the Queen Anne style. It even had a name it was so impressive: Edenwick Park.

It had seemed a bit foolish to my dad when I had purchased this estate, but I had wanted it desperately the first time I laid eyes on it. I could easily afford it. David had been very rich and owned his own company, which I still held the controlling shares of. I had simply sold off all our other properties we owned: the yacht, everything I knew I’d never visit or use again, and bought Edenwick. I needed something new for my daughter and I, some place without any memories of David and where I could make a new life for the two of us.

As I said, for me this story is about relationships, and naturally, the most engaging one is between Bella and her chosen landscape architect, Edward. Having said that, the beautiful bond between Edward and Bella’s daughter, Zoe, brought a tear to my eye, and runs a very close second.

Bella tells us Edward is “a good man, a man of his word- but he’s so much more. He’s a loving man, a gentle man, a gifted and talented man, and so intelligent, a deep thinker.” Let’s meet him, after Bella has enchanted him, to see if you agree he is also a sensual man, a sexy man…

BPOV from Chapter 10

“Bella, baby, it’s my desire to always be close to you,” he said roughly as he gazed into my eyes.

He then slowly lowered his head, and I felt him place his lips on the sensitive skin on my neck. He didn’t rush as he skimmed his lips and tongue up and down what surely was my favorite erogenous zone. I closed my eyes, felt the throbbing between my legs, and heard the soft moan escape my mouth.

“Delicious Bella. I could eat you up,” he said as an unsteady whisper against my ear, and I felt the tremor go down my body.

I slightly turned my head and kissed him at that perfect spot, that little hollow at the base of his throat, before slightly skimming my tongue across his skin.

I pulled his head down and whispered in his ear, “Delicious Edward. I could lick you for days.”

He swore, and then I found myself swept up in his arms, held against his thumping heart.

Oh sweet Edward, you have my heart thumping too! Now have a peek at the following chapter from Edward’s point of view. Perhaps you should sit down first in case you swoon…

She turned to me and held out her hand, and as I slid my fingers between hers and looked down at her beautiful, smiling face, I realized that my love for her wasn’t an easy, sweet love, but an all-consuming, take-your-breath-away love. Make-you-do-stupid-things-and-put-a-burn-in-the-pit-of-your-stomach love. An uncomfortable, powerful, head-spinning love. I skimmed my eyes over her face and then closed my eyes, taking a deep, calming breath. Bella, my heart called out in joy.

What an Edward!

Now, I’ve probably given you the impression that everything is permantly rosy in the garden (pardon the pun) but no, Edward and Bella have thorny issues to overcome (sorry, I’ll stop now).  It’s only realistic for Bella to have difficulty moving on from her past, but I won’t deny there were a few times when Edward was frustrated with, and confused by, Bella and her behaviour, and to be honest, so was I.  Edward, sweet and patient as he is, has some learning to do about being in a serious relationship also, but the bitter just serves to make the sweet more potent in this wonderful tale.  Oh, did I forget to mention the lemons? Edward and Bella are both extremely horny and never miss an opportunity for sex.  No surface is out of bounds, but it’s never at the expense of the plot – it’s actually quite cute!  I really enjoyed my time with these lovely and loving characters…they shine on in my memory, and I think they will do the same for you, too.

https://fictionpad.com/author/sunflowersongs/stories

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7905208/1/Shine-On

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*Review by Midnight Cougar*

Beyond Time by TKegl 

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Beyond Time ~ After the Cullens leave Forks, a twist of fate lands Bella in Chicago in 1918. She thinks it’s a second chance to build a life with Edward, but when she finds him, he’s not quite what she expected. Can Bella create the future she’s hoping for?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 38 – Words: 295,570 – Reviews: 8,136 – Favs: 6,146 – Follows: 2,641 – Updated: Jun 4, 2011 – Published: Feb 17, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5755522

When Cared mentioned doing a post centered on the essence of Edward, there were numerous fantastic Twifics and brilliant Edwards that came to my mind, but one that stood out, for me, was Beyond Time by TKegl. The whole story has a special essence of not only Edward, but Twilight as well. From the New Moon canon storyline of vampire Edward leaving human Bella, to the time travel back to 1918 – Edward’s year of transformation – where we get to live in a world that incorporates a 17-year-old, human, green-eyed Edward *swoon*, vampire/doctor Carlisle before Edward was in his life, Spanish influenza and more; the spirit of what we’ve all loved and held dear in Edward’s world, in the Twilight Saga world, is all there, in some way, shape or form. The essence of Edward truly lives on in Beyond Time.

The story begins six months after Edward left Bella, but this Bella is a bit different – Jake even calls her “the new and improved badass Bella” – and she says, “I’m not an idiot. I knew he was lying. He does… did… love me and left because of some twisted obligation to protect me. It broke my heart. It pissed me off.” Yes, she is bitter, but she is also stronger, at least on the outside, and more “aware.” Nonetheless, one thing that did remain the same here is her relationship with Jacob. He was her rock, her best friend and even now, he is a huge part of her life. He is also the canon Quileute werewolf, and he wants Bella to partake in a tribal ritual. That is where she learns about the “Spirit Walk” or “vision quest” which is “…supposed to put him in touch with his spirit guide… show him his path, his destiny.” When Bella takes part, she experiences not only that “rite of passage” but a whole new world of spirituality and literally goes beyond time to one week later/92 years earlier and this is what she eventually sees…

*Chapter 1*: Prologue: Of Warm Skin and Wishful

I’d never really understood the phrase “my heart caught in my throat” until that moment.

For there he was.

And he looked exactly the same.

And he looked completely different.

I stood at the gate, my trembling hand resting on the painted wood, and took in the sight of him. His hair was the reddish-brown I remembered, but instead of wildly exploding around his head, he had tamed it with some sort of gel or pomade. Still, a few rebellious locks escaped, falling over his sweaty forehead as he worked.

He had removed his jacket and tie – I could see them tossed over the porch railing – and rolled up the sleeves of his crisp, white shirt. The corded muscles of his forearms tightened and released as he worked the shovel into the garden soil. My eyes wandered down his body, capturing flashes of images in the midst of my shock – the crisp pleats on the front of his trousers, the smudge of dirt above his knee, the scuffed brown shoe pushing forcefully on the blade of the shovel.

He paused, lifting a gloved hand to his forehead, wiping away the sweat on his brow, frowning at the stubborn stump before him. Suddenly he stiffened, as if realizing he was being watched.

And he turned in my direction.

And I gasped.

I had always loved his eyes – whether they were black with thirst or amber with satiation. But these eyes were neither of those things.

I knew they wouldn’t be, that this wasn’t the Edward I knew.

Yet it still surprised me to see it in person. To see, instead of topaz or amber or black, a rich, dark green.

Carlisle had told me they’d been green.

Right now they regarded me warily, then curiously.

Still he said nothing. He just stood there, watching me. His gaze dipped down briefly before meeting mine once again. He colored slightly, a sheepish smile lighting his features.

Damn. He was checking me out.

I tried to draw a breath, but the tightness in my chest made it impossible.

I couldn’t even blame the damned corset this time.

He stood, loosely holding the shovel, and watched as I lifted the gate latch with a shaking hand, then slowly approached him. I drank him in thirstily, having been deprived of him for so long. With each step the hole in my heart constricted a little more and by the time I stood before him, it was like it never existed.

Edward.

Without even realizing it, I reached out and his eyes widened in surprise. I hesitated only briefly before stroking my trembling fingers down his cheek.

His skin was not pale… not cold… not hard.

It was soft… and warm. Clean-shaven, yet his beard had started to grow back, tickling my fingers. My fingers trailed down his face to his full, pink lips.

I could feel his warm breath on my fingertips and my body burst into flames, as it always did when I was near him. Even after all this time, it remembered. Even though he was different, it remembered.

“Edward,” I whispered.

He replied quietly, “I’m sorry,” and my fingers tingled at the vibration of his mouth. Because although his voice missed the musical quality I’d come to know so well, the velvet tones still wrapped around his words in a familiar way.

His eyes locked on mine and my heart stopped again, my hand dropping to my side and a tear trickling down my cheeks at the next words to escape his lips.

“Do I know you?”

Oh, yes, my darling Edward, you know us… *wink* …and we know you, love you, covet you, and hold you dear in our hearts, now and…beyond this Twilight time. Believe me, you will not want to put down this complete and consuming story as you travel with Bella and venture into an alternative world and life through her mystical experience that transcends another time and place. It’s hard to explain the essence of it all here, but trust me…”It’s a wolf thing.” Join Bella on this adventurous and memorable journey!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5755522/1/Beyond-Time

https://archiveofourown.org/users/Tkegl/pseuds/Tkegl

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*Review by Gingerandgreen*

Osa Bella by Myg

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Bella is a school counselor, but Edward is a vampire posing as a student. Will Bella defy her head and follow her heart? Or will she conquer her desire and do what she believes is right? Not your daughter’s/niece’s/little sister’s Twilight. Angsty.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Fantasy – Chapters: 37 – Words: 185,919 – Reviews: 3577 – Favs: 2,742 – Follows: 1,785 – Updated: Sep 16, 2011 – Published: Jun 10, 2010 – Bella, Edward – Complete

It may seem strange to choose a story to review on the Essence of Edward post that is written entirely from Bella’s POV. But we fell in love with Meyer’s Edward through Bella’s eyes, and Osa Bella‘s Edward is even more intensely Edwardish than the original in my humble opinion.

I adore this story. Bella is employed at Forks High as the school psychologist. She already met, married and lost the love of her life to Afghanistan, and she’s an emotional wreck, but she’s good with the kids.  Except for one:

Then there was Edward. He was alone, aloof, bored, and usually appeared to be lost somewhere in his own head. It bothered me how he isolated himself. It wasn’t a good sign. Isolated kids are often depressed kids, the kind who one day show up in your office having taken a handful of pills, or who just stop showing up at all. He was, however, proving to be an excellent student, and had no disciplinary problems other than random smoking incidents outside on school grounds.  Some of the staff thought that marked him as a rebel. I wasn’t so sure.
 
I hadn’t had much interaction with Edward since that first day of school, but ever since I found myself noticing him constantly. His thick, brown hair was always a perfectly tousled mess. His eyes appeared to shift color, from black to toffee brown and back over days. He never spoke to anyone other than his family unless he was spoken to, and then he was quick to end the conversation. I wondered exactly what sort of chip he was carrying on his shoulder, given what little I understood of his ambiguous, unattached past.
 
What did I know about Edward? He’d been a foster child, which told me he might have been bounced around a lot as a kid. I had to guess he’d been abused or abandoned. And he had to be put in the system young—it was rare to get adopted from foster care once you were over the age of twelve. In fact it was hard to get into foster care at all once you were a teenager. He was clearly smart and obviously well mannered. Maybe he’d been adopted as a baby by the Cullens. But then, why was he so isolated and moody? Was there trouble at home? A genetic tendency towards depression or some other mood disorder?

No, Bella. He’s a vampire, hopelessly in love with you and he’s been 17 for a very, very long time.

Myg‘s Edward endures the torture of star-crossed love with great dignity and intelligence.  He is fiercely protective, dominating, tender, self-sacrificing, devoted, lustful, respectful and glorious. Bella is magnificent, but she has to go through an awful lot to grow into her mysterious magnificence; Edward follows her through every agony, subtly suggested by the author through our intimate knowledge of his essence.  Osa Bella is fanfiction at it’s optimum – I can’t think of a single reason not to read it.

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*Reviews by AllyVera*

When Cared first told me about her fabulous idea of doing an “Essence of Edward” post I had a wonderful time delving into my favourites to see which of my beloved Edwards would be the best candidates.  But, before I reveal my final choices, I think I should explain what my personal “Essence of Edward” is.

When I read “Twilight” back in 2009 what I fell in love with most (yes, apart from the bronze-haired, sharp-jawed magnificence) was Edward’s inherent goodness.  And it is not that he is perfect,  because he isn’t – just that he tries his utmost to be good – to do the right thing, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness… *sigh*  That’s what made me swoon! Coincidentally, it is what drew me to Bella’s character as well.  They really were meant for each other!

So, with that in mind – I chose a couple of stories where I believe that the fanfic version of Edward truly embraces what I fell in love with all those years ago.

The Cullen Sutras by Magnolia822

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The Cullen Sutras ~ After a difficult breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Bella meets a sexy, but enigmatic, yoga instructor whose dedication to the art masks a hidden sorrow. Further complicating matters is his loyalty to the yogic practice of brahmacharya, celibacy! AH

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 36 – Words: 186,863 – Reviews: 2,923 – Favs: 2,217 – Follows: 989 – Updated: May 31, 2011 – Published: May 20, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5983581

I think a lot of us could empathise with Bella in The Cullen Sutras when we meet her in the first chapter. She has just gone through an unexpected and humiliating break-up with her long-time boyfriend, Mike…and she is having a wallow in her misery, but her friends Alice and Rose come to the rescue by dragging her to a yoga retreat for the weekend.  Little does Bella know at this stage, that by the end of the weekend, Mike will be nothing but a distant memory.

Edward enraptures Bella (and the reader) from the moment he catches her mid-trip – pretty much as soon as she arrives at the retreat (yep, yoga will help with that clumsiness, Bella) – and from that moment on the gorgeous jade-eyed man is at the forefront of her thoughts.

Excerpt from Chapter Two (first yoga class with Edward – BPOV)

“While I initially had trouble following his instruction, I eventually got into the rhythm of the ujjayi, or “ocean,” breath that Edward described as one of the most important techniques we’d use. I was still a little self-conscious about the Darth-Vader-like sounds that were emitting from my mouth as I constricted my throat muscles, but it was strangely relaxing. I opened my eyes, which had been closed, and saw Edward smiling at me encouragingly.

“Now, we add movement,” Edward said, standing up. “One more thing before we begin this portion of the class. I’m known here for my strong assists, which means I have a very hands-on approach to the practice….”

YES, please.

“Please let me know if you are uncomfortable with physical contact and I’ll respect your space.”

NO. Thank you. Apparently, no one else had a problem either, since no one spoke up. It made sense; why someone would not want this man to lay his hands on them was beyond me. I glanced at Angela to my left. She looked as eager to have him touch her as I felt.

Bitch.”

Bella is quite hilarious in her internal ramblings at times, but you can’t blame the girl for her thoughts! If we are honest, it’s what Edward does to us all

Just like our beloved canon Edward, Yogiward has quite a few – scratch that, a lot of – dark secrets. Secrets which he is determined never to let Bella know.  I think this is a huge amount of the reason I loved this story so much, Edward is a puzzle – an enigma.  I enjoyed peeling back each layer to get to know him better and better.

Magnolia822 has fashioned a fabulous plot that is all-human yet retains so many canon elements – which I adore.  There are moments of true angst, where my heart broke for Bella (I do love a bit of angst though) but there are also moments of intrigue, drama and a triple helping of UST!

At the end of the day though, it is Edward and his story that make The Cullen Sutras a fascinating read.  If you like your Edwards mysterious, sexy, strong, brave, a whole lot of complicated with a tortured soul – you need to read TCS (unless you already have, of course!).

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5983581/1/The-Cullen-Sutras

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Perfectly Imperfect by Lindsay520

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Perfectly Imperfect ~ Bella is a socially awkward loner. Edward is lost in a meaningless marriage. Co-workers of a moving company, several long road-trips and lonely motel nights alone start a bond between them that may be stronger than either of them had ever expected. AH

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 27 – Words: 62,115 – Reviews: 1,916 – Favs: 950 – Follows: 814 – Updated: Dec 17, 2011 – Published: Sep 9, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7366855

Since we are talking about wonderful Edwards – I have to mention Perfectly Imperfect by Lindsay520.  I actually already reviewed this story back earlier in 2013 for our Sweetward post here

To reiterate just why I loved this Edward so much, he’s kind, thoughtful, loyal, humble, brave and just downright swoonworthy!  He is the Essence of Edward and then some!

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When I was compiling my list of wonderful Edwards, I actually was quite surprised when I realized just how many of my favourite Essencewards where actually either Bluecollarwards or work in a profession that doesn’t see them with an Aston in their garage.  I shocked myself!  LOL

My other favourite Essencewards include:

Proud by jennde

Through the Flames by SparklingTwilight

Firefly in Summer by primarycolors 

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THE ESSENCE OF EDWARD!

RLEOE

A Doves’s Cry by karenec Previous review here.

Changing My Course by Twilover76 Previous review here.

Deviant by planetblue Previous review here.

Fridays at Noon by  troublefollows1017 Previous review here.

Housemating Season by AngryBadgerGirl

I Remain Yours by Momatu Previous review here.

If Love Could Light a Candle  by Pastiche Pen 

If We Ever Meet Again by pattyrose Previous review here.

Letters to Corporal Masen by solostintwilight Previous review here.

Now and Then by troublefollows1017 Previous review here.

Plight Thee My Troth by Gingerandgreen Previous review here and here.

Quarterback Rush by musegirl Previous review here.

Small Bump by Thimbles Previous review here.

The Decision by windchymes Previous review by  Raum and Camilla10 here.

Stranger Than Fiction by MasenVixen

The Cullen Legacy  by pattyrose Previous review here.

Where the Roads Converge by FluffyLiz Previous review here.

Winter Song by Jessypt Previous review here.

Wrap You In My Arms by Emmamama88 Previous review here.

So, let’s hear it ladies. What does the Essence of Edward mean to you?

The FicSix

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“What’s Your Pleasure…?”

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Imagine the scene, you’ve had a bad day…don’t want to go home just yet…maybe a little company will help…perhaps a tasty drink. The warmth and anonymity of a bar…a warm pair of eyes, a trustworthy smile, a sympathetic ear, maybe a sexy ass…ohhhhh! *fans self* Who needs alcohol when Barward is on duty?

And the world just became a better place; heart lightened, smile in place, you’re ready to party and celebrate life!

Raise your glasses to Edward and enjoy him in all his bartending glory! Cheers! 😉

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*Another round please, Edward.*

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 *Reviews by WiltshireGlo*

The Right Guy by ThatEnglishWriter

The Right Guy ~ Bella always finds the wrong guy. The one who can’t satisfy her, ahem, needs. The one who really wants her best friend, Rosalie. But even if she never finds the Right Guy, there’s always a glass of wine and the sympathetic ear of Edward, her faithful barman.

Twilight, M, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 10, words: 19k+, favs: 858, follows: 570, updated: Dec 28, 2012 published: Nov 25, 2012, Bella, Edward Complete

Looking for a kind, patient Edward? The kind who watches, waits, bides his time? All the while seeing the lovely Bella make mistake after mistake, often finding great hilarity in her ability to attract the wrong guy. Have no fear though, Bella is no wanton hussy, she’s just a friendly, if somewhat naïve girl who finds herself in a more than a few awkward situations. This is a lovely short-ish fic that will make you smile all the way through and warm your heart.

Edward is, of course, tending his bar when they meet and become the best of friends. He fulfills both roles of friend and the discreet all-knowing, all-seeing barman, so he is privy to all her deepest secrets. They clearly adore each other, but she just doesn’t see HIM. Until she does. *sigh*

Edward looked down at the books again, scratching the scruff on his chin. He hadn’t shaved in a couple of days.

“I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with that. It doesn’t make you shallow; it’s just not what you want for yourself. If you’re serious about a guy, you want him to be serious about you too and serious about your future together. Maybe a guy who has yet to move out of his parent’s house and get a full-time job isn’t serious enough for a woman like you. There’s someone better out there for him.”

“And me?”

“And definitely someone better for you.” He smiled, his eyes on mine. “The right guy could be right under your nose.”

I smiled, feeling much better with myself as a person.

“Thanks Edward. This is why you own a bar. You’re full of worldly wisdom and have a sympathetic ear.” I took another fry and Edward sighed heavily, pushing the bowl towards me.

The Right Guy is a feel good story, and let’s face it, we all know where this is going, but the getting-there is charming, sweet, funny and will cheer any afternoon.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8736905/1/The-Right-Guy

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The Machine Shop by angela4148

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The Machine Shop ~ College graduate, Bella Swan, needs a job to pay for the student loans on a useless degree. Owner of the famous Machine Shop, Edward Cullen, is looking for a waitress, but there’s a lot more to their stories.

AH OOC

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 16 – Words: 59,053 – Reviews: 537 – Favs: 772 – Follows: 671 – Updated: May 31 – Published: Nov 27, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7585753

When Bella is unable to find work after graduating she is persuaded to apply for a job at The Machine Shop, a bar renowned for the top bands that play there. Immediately there’s spark of attraction between Bella and her new boss, Edward…but admitting it is another thing.

Despite him being dark and often brooding, there is something about Edward that gets under her skin, makes her want to know more. Edward definitely wants to know everything about Bella, but there are inner demons that he’s scared will be unleashed should he take that step…so he remains aloof. Luckily others around him notice and decide to force the issue.

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I moved over to the raised merch section in the back of the bar, so I could get a bird’s eye view. I met Bella’s eyes as she stood off to the side, watching the show. It was getting towards the end of the set and the drink orders tended to slow down a little. I smiled at her and she smiled back slightly, but there was reluctance there. I looked away quickly. It was fucking stupid to lust after her since I knew from her paperwork that she was not even twenty-three. I was an old man in comparison.

I took my hat off, catching a look at the word ‘suicidal’. I ran my fingers through my hair and slid it back on, facing the word behind me. It was symbolic if I really thought about it too hard.

“Hey, everything looks good. It’s been a good night. No fights, no bullshit, and a few hot women in almost nothing,” Emmett quipped as he leaned on the stool next to me. I nodded my head at him in agreement, never taking my eyes off Bella who was back to walking in the crowd.

“I noticed that you seem to be keeping a close eye on our new girl,” he commented after a short silence.

“I just want to make sure she’s doing her job. Nothing more, Em,” I said, giving him a shitty look.

“Whatever you say, Edward. Whatever you say.

Bella finds herself -and her best friend Rosalie- rapidly and wholeheartedly welcomed by the close team working at the bar, and embraced into their warm and loving ‘family’, their lives are irrevocably entwined, troubles shared. There are no doubts that they stand together, despite the challenges they face

It’s difficult not to give too much of the plot away, but one thing you’ll never doubt is that they care deeply, are loyal and their love is strong – and maybe that’s just the catalyst for Edward to resolve his issues

I love this description of Edward through Bella’s eyes…

His smell was heady and rustic, like pine and wild flowers, but completely manly despite the floral scent. It was just simply Edward, almost a contradiction. Much like the tough tattoos and soft eyes of the man himself.

There is something so touching about a seemingly tough guy being hurt and vulnerable, and this Edward will tug at your heartstrings just a little, but it’s so worth it as it makes the story end that much sweeter.

The Machine Shop Chapter 1: Buried Alive, a twilight fanfic | FanFiction

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Cullen’s Roadhouse by TGBMcCray

Cullen’s Roadhouse ~ Bella Swan is adrift. She’s got a worthless college degree, bills, two friends, a shitty apartment, and too many ex-boyfriends. Swearing off men seems like a good idea, at least until she can figure out how to pour a proper beer and make some cash to get her head above water at Cullen’s Roadhouse. It’s an apron that sets her off. An apron, some Levi’s, and a tall glass of Diet Coke.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Drama – Bella – Chapters: 10 – Words: 10,431 – Reviews: 45 – Favs: 21 – Follows: 48 – Published: Nov 7 – id: 9828115 WiP

Let me introduce you to a great Bella! Bright, breezy, and with very little filter, she really is a treat to read, We meet her as she’s learning the ropes of tending bar from an older-than-usual Lauren. Cullen’s Roadhouse is a family-run establishment and although Edward is mainly behind the scenes at the bar, he definitely has a strong presence!

*Warning!* I’ve never really thought of an apron as sexy before, but OME, what a visual!!

About the time I get so frustrated that an exasperated “Fuck!” slips past my lips, I catch a glimpse of something decidedly male through the straggles of matted, stinky hair escaping my long braid. I look up from the ice, and he breezes right along the hallway.

 He’s wearing a black Cullen’s Roadhouse t-shirt, a pair of Levi’s, and a fucking apron. Really. He’s got a white apron looped low around his hips, just folded and tied around his waist like a dirty towel. His hair, a riot of gold and red and brown, but mostly red, flops into his eyes, which are – maybe brown? Green? I’m not sure, he’s flashing me a smile, and he’s gone. I watch him take the two steps down into the kitchen, his ass perfectly framed by the apron at his hips. His long fingers are curled around a Styrofoam cup in one hand, and a clipboard in the other.

If my thighs weren’t already soaked with beer and ice, I might have a problem right now. He had dimples. At least one anyway, and a smile that just lit me up and blew me out in front of God and country and Lauren.

I become aware that I’m clutching her arm when she says, “Ow. Bella?”

“Who was that?”

She rubs her arm and glances back toward the kitchen, into the din of noise where Adonis just descended. “Who, Edward? He works here, manages back of house.”

“Edward. Oh. Edward Cullen?”

“Yeah. Remember what I said –”

 My mouth is dry but my pussy is really, really wet. I don’t care how gross it sounds. It’s true. I think I may be working on a contact orgasm, but without the contact. I rasp at her, testing out if my voice still works. “Diet Coke.”

 “Yep.”

The shovel/ice spade in my hand is so cold, but it feels good because it’s so much hotter in here than it was before, and God knows it was hot then.

“Does he have a girlfriend?” I don’t care how forward I am. I want to know.

Lauren’s nose snurls. It’s universal chick body language for this shit is complicated. “Yeah. They just moved in together a few months back, I think. We don’t see her much in here. But they’re still together.”

“Not for long.”

 I don’t realize I’ve said it out loud till Lauren starts laughing but I am serious as a fucking heart attack. I know, I know I said I was through. I swore off men. I moved here, even though it was James’s fucking hometown, and I swore him and Jacob and all of them off, but fuck.

Edward Cullen looks sexy as sin in an apron.

I have to have him.

You know she’s going to make good on that, but in the meantime I’m enjoying seeing the cast of slightly OOC characters, who bring depth and pathos to the story. Only ten chapters in, this WiP is one worth watching for its originality, and to see if Bella, her southern accent, daisy dukes and tempting ways can beguile Edward. I’m hopeful, in fact, I don’t think he stands a chance…!

*TGBMcCray’s fanfiction.net avatar*

TGBMcCray says, “My avatar is how I see Edward in Cullen’s Roadhouse. His bar’s shirt, otherwise it’s mostly flannel and jeans.”

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9828115/1/Cullen-s-Roadhouse

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*Reviews by Cared*

BARMAN

When Wiltshire Glo proposed the idea of a Barward post, I admit he was not one I thought of as being a favourite Ward, but that all changed once I recalled all the brilliant Barward fics I’d previously read and enjoyed.  How had I forgotten just how sweet and sexy some of the Barwards and their stories are?

*Goes off to fantasyland where I’m the one in Bella’s shoes*

Sigh!

Can you imagine the temptation you would be faced with when Barward leans suggestively across the highly-polished bar, gives you one of his patented sexy smirks and asks, “what’s your pleasure?”  Be honest now, can any one of you put your hand on heart and say you would resist asking for a naughty sounding cocktail?  I know I wouldn’t!  I suspect I may go so far as to beg for order positions cocktails such as a ‘Long, Hard Screw Against the Wall’ or a ‘Screaming Orgasm’…preferably both together! LOL

So, peruse the menu below ladies…and enjoy!

DRINKWARD

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One Bartender, Shaken and Stirred by GrayMatters and Iadorepugs 

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One Bartender, Shaken and Stirred ~ Winner of the Public Vote in the Curvaceous & Bodacious Contest – thank you for your votes! Collab w/Iadorepugs-Edward Cullen owns the popular nightclub Eclipse where image is supposedly everything. When plus-sized Bella Swan is drafted into helping out at Eclipse what will they both learn about images? One Shot

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward, Bella – Words: 8,368 – Reviews: 103 – Favs: 256 – Follows: 80 – Published: Apr 13, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6900255

The shaken and stirred bartender in question here is hot and intense, there is no denying it, but for me, it’s Bella who makes this a great fic. Why? She is curvaceous and bodacious, and beautiful both inside and out.  She is confident, comfortable in her own skin, witty…feisty even.  As they are short-staffed, Alice, one of Edward’s partners at Eclipse, persuades Bella to work waiting tables at the nightclub…  Narrow minded Edward likes a certain look for his staff – “super skinny supermodel types with perfect figures” – something Bella is not!

BPOV

I took a deep breath, glad that I was pissed, otherwise I would be drooling as usual at the sight of the Greek God in front of me. He had to be one of the most handsome men I’d ever seen, with reddish-brown hair that was messy and wild, combined with lush emerald green eyes that studied me speculatively. He was tall, over six feet, with broad shoulders and muscular arms that were showcased by the black tee shirt he wore. But no matter now good looking he was, I didn’t appreciate his attitude towards me when I was here to do a favor for him.

Don’t worry that Edward appears to be a bit of an Assward at the beginning; all is not as it seems and by the end he more than redeems himself. 😉

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6900255/1/One-Bartender-Shaken-and-Stirred

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Gravity by Coldplaywhore

Gravity ~ What happens when Edward, a handsome bartender, offers Bella a shoulder to cry on after a rough day at work and discovers they have more in common than they thought? For SassyK. Fandom Gives Back One-Shot. Rated M for dirty dirty things.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Friendship – Chapters: 1 – Words: 7,209 – Reviews: 150 – Published: 1-7-10 – Edward, Bella

Edward enjoys a quiet life and doesn’t like to rock the boat so tending bar in Black, “an unassuming joint”, a few blocks away from the University of Washington Medical Center, suits him perfectly…

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My favorite patrons were usually the nurses who came in from the hospital after a long shift, and there were several that I had struck up interesting friendships with over the two years I had worked there. There were the flirty nurses like Tanya, Jessica and Lauren, who even though they all steady boyfriends, didn’t seem to hesitate in asking me out. I never dated a patron though; it just wasn’t worth my time or aggravation since Charlotte frowned on any of her employees dating customers. However, that wasn’t completely true because there was one frequent visitor to the bar I would consider dating, but she never once showed any signs of interest in me, much to my frustration.

The frequent customer who stars in both his dreams and daydreams is Bella, a pediatric nurse…

Usually when they were at Black, I spent a little too much time watching Bella. Well, a little too much to be considered healthy for a normal man, but I couldn’t help it. She was beautiful. Bella had big round chocolate colored eyes that worked in perfect harmony with her long brown hair that she usually kept in a ponytail. Some nights when she came in, she would pull the elastic from her hair and shake it out, letting it fall down her back as my pants found themselves getting rather snug from the sight. It was on those nights that I thanked god that I was behind the bar, because there was nothing more stunning then Bella with her hair down.

Eventually Edward’s policy of being “willing to listen” pays off much better than he ever expected, gravity will not be denied, and so the owner’s policy of no fraternising with the customers is thrown out with the slops.  This Gravity cocktail is sweet, hot, romantic – enjoy!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5647741/1/Gravity

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Olympic Rain and Novocain by AddiCakes

Olympic Rain and Novocain ~ A waitress’s pain, a bartender’s secrets, & one fateful night. “The silken lilt flowing from his flawless lips envelopes her…soothes her…rocks her gently back and forth…until the tingly sensation fades into numbness. Numb. Like Novocain.” AH

Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 30 – Words: 81,468 – Reviews: 1,331 – Favs: 1,047 – Follows: 597 – Updated: Feb 28, 2010 – Published: Aug 5, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5276294

Olympic Rain and Novocain is a beautifully written, moving story of that I read a few years back, and have not forgotten. As AddiCakes says “If you’re in the mood for some angst and dark secrets mixed with romance & sexual tension, please give my little story a try. I promise you will not be disappointed!” I know I wasn’t!

Bella is a lonely soul from Mississippi working as a diner waitress and living in Forks with her police chief father.  Perhaps residing in Forks would be a more accurate description as she is not living, merely existing; she is sad, depressed and is hiding from life.  Her relationship with Charlie is pretty miserable and I could have cried for Bella when he forgot her 19th birthday, though paradoxically, that turns out to be the best thing he ever did for her. She decided to spend the night out doing whatever she wanted, in a different town, with different people—a little birthday indulgence.

BPOV

Engine rattle and radio static are all that keep her company as she makes the hour-long drive east on the one-oh-one. It does not matter that she’ll probably end up standing by herself in the corner of the club. It also does not matter that she’ll be forced to wear one of those orange bracelets signifying she’s underage. What does matter is that the few remaining hours of her nineteenth birthday are not spent listening to her father’s snoring.

How I admire both her bravery and her attitude!

Movement on the stage rescues Bella from sinking any further into a miserable reverie. She eyes the young bartender stepping into plain sight, a barstool in one hand and a guitar in the other. A spotlight shines from the floor, illuminating his lean, yet muscular, form. He is tall—six feet, at least. His attire is casual, a navy blue t-shirt, dark jeans and black Converse sneakers. His short sleeves reveal the sinewy definition in his arms as he adjusts the mic stand to his liking. He runs a nervous hand through his untidy brown hair—or perhaps, it’s auburn. She can’t be certain in this lighting.

The distracted audience fails to take notice of him until they hear the tweaking of his guitar strings. More heads turn in attention when he clears his throat. But as for Bella Swan, she is captivated by him long before he croons the first verse…

And so Bella discovers her Novocain…her own personal brand of heroin…Edward!  I wish I could say ‘and they all lived happily ever after’ at this point, but I can’t.  Temporary solutions to pain are just that – temporary.  Bella and Edward, for he has his own secret to confront, have growing to do. Their initial friendship develops into a relationship as they travel down the road of forgiveness, reconciliation and acceptance of their pasts that cannot be changed.

Set aside a few hours for reading this as once you start, you won’t want to stop.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5276294/1/Olympic-Rain-and-Novocain

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*Review by Midnight Cougar*

Sandstone Cove by cosmogirl7481 

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Sandstone Cove ~ I came here looking for some rest, some relaxation…some downtime. I never expected to find anything else. I certainly never expected to find him. Written for Marvar’s birthday because I love her. Rated M for reasons.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 19 – Words: 14,259 – Reviews: 1,322 – Favs: 605 – Follows: 434 – Updated: Aug 3 – Published: Aug 2 – Status: Complete – id: 9555470

It’s no secret that the legendary Cosmogirl7481 writes the best birthday presents for her beta and bestie, Marvar, and we, her loyal readers, are the lucky ones to also reap the benefits! I’ve been a Cosmo fan for quite some time now; read just about every word she’s written, and Barward, in Sandstone Cove, is simply another reason why I enjoy her stories so much. This romantic Edward, who will make you swoon and fan yourself with his sweet, sometimes dirty words and sexy demeanor, is swept into Bella’s vacation world with the waves of a sandy tide…

I can feel the soft, worn wood under my legs as I sit on the railing of the boardwalk. The sun is just now rising over the ocean – vivid flecks of yellow, pink, and just a hint of lavender fill the horizon that seems so far off, and yet, I feel as if I could reach out and touch it.

And just like the colors, everything seems hazy.

I came here looking for some rest, some relaxation…some downtime.

I never expected to find anything else.

I certainly never expected to find him.

…I hear his voice behind me. “I thought I’d find you here.”

He presses up against my back and his arms wrap around my waist as he pulls me against his warm, bare chest. Everything about this – about him – is soft and hard and fucking perfect. I don’t even try to fight it. I melt against him as the sun bathes us both in its warmth. He holds me steady as I push against him, and even though I know he has to let me go, right now he doesn’t.

He won’t.

As the wind whips my hair around the both of us, I turn my head back, looking up at him, and say, “You didn’t find me here, Edward. I found you.”

The smooth ebb and flow of this complete, 19 chapter story, from the beautiful beach and resort setting that is romantic and relaxing, to the friendly bartender and his welcoming family, will leave you captivated and wanting to be at Sandstone Cove yourself. Bella “just needed a little downtime” to escape her stressful and complicated life at home, and Barward, while serving up “Sex on the Beach” also offers her more than a good drink, as he leads her to reevaluate her life and responsibilities. And you never know, as a wise cabbie told Bella when she arrived: “This is the closest thing to paradise I’ve ever found. You might just decide not to leave.” I wonder if Bella did indeed make this decision? Well, you’ll just have to check into the Ocean View Resort to find out. Oh, and don’t forget your sunscreen…Barward is on drink and sunscreen duty! *wink* Enjoy!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9555470/1/Sandstone-Cove

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*Review by AllyVera*

Paper CutOuts by twistedcoincidence and astilbe13

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*Let us know if you made this.*

Paper CutOuts ~ Bella prefers the virtual to the actual, but feels herself being tugged from the safety of her online realm into the world of a rough edged Edward. This time she’ll write her own story. Collab with astilbe13 AH/AU

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 34 – Words: 136,587 – Reviews: 10,068 – Favs: 5,753 – Follows: 3,532 – Updated: Feb 16, 2011 – Published: May 24, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5993964

I am showing my Twi-Fic age here, but I read Paper CutOuts when it was a mere WIP, and it is one of those stories that stays with you long after the last word is read. I personally think the best thing about the story is how real it feels – not just the storyline, but the characters of Edward and Bella.  Neither are perfect, but that just seems to make them better.

Instead of telling you about Bella’s life before she meets Edward, I think I will let her tell you… (Chapter One)

“There are no highlights in the story of my life, no cliff hangers, no nail biting moments. Everything drones on like the predictable beat of a metronome, no down beats or flourishes. My parents seem to think that this is the their ultimate gift to me. They call it comfort, stability. I call it hell.

It can’t be completely blamed on them. I have been easily led down this path. Every time I had the chance to stick a toe out of line, I’ve gone chicken shit and recoiled back to the familiar. So, I’ve been the bystander. I watched as my friends took risks, stuck out their necks, handed out their hearts, all while I seethed with jealousy.

I sigh as my pen taps out a simple beat against the cheap vinyl of my cubicle desk. At least I’m next to a window. Not something I fought for, just a simple coincidence that the lucky bastard I replaced passed down to me. My phone beeps incessantly at me and I exhale slowly, narrowing my eyes at the black box. I pull the receiver to my ear and try to sound awake.

“Good afternoon, I’m calling to tell you about the amazing results you can get with….” My voice drones on as I wait for the familiar dial tone. I am that person. The scum who calls at the worst time and tries to con you into signing up for a pill that will in no way make you look like Jennifer Aniston, but will be emptying your bank account slowly, as you forget you are being billed monthly.

As you can see, Bella is not really fulfilling her potential, but she starts to when she meets Edward, who owns the bar close to Bella’s work.  After a bit of a disastrous first meeting with Bella nearly cracking her head open on Edward’s bar, this seemingly mismatched couple strike up a friendship which eventually leads to more.  Of course, in all this is Edward’s son, Finn – who is one of the most delightful children I have read in Fan Fic.  He is a shining star in this story, as is Edward’s boundless love for him. *Sigh – Daddyward! Yum*

There are rough patches in this story where Bella and Edward are carving out their future, but the angst is perfectly balanced with lightness in this story – there are many giggle out-loud moments, as well as the moments where you reach for the Kleenex – it truly is wonderful!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5993964/1/Paper-CutOuts 

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Barward’s Reading Library

Barward's REading ibrary

A Lot by crimsonmarie (Previous review Here)

Beaches and Boardwalks by jaxon22

Firefly in Summer by PrimaryColors (Previous review Here)

Last Call by Robsmyyummy Cabanaboy (Previous review Here)

Rescission by GeekChic12 (Previous review Here)

Stolen Secrets and Shattered Dreams by Foxxyj (Previous review Here)

The Crack in The Door by janewithay (Previous review Here)

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I seriously want to hug, squeeze and smooch both AllyVera and Cared for their fantastic banners *mwah* thank you for bringing Barward to life, ladies! (WG)

Now fix yourself your favourite tipple, whether it be tea, iced tea or a Long Island Iced Tea…and lose yourself within a bar with Edward, but remember, we want to hear your recs too! 🙂

The FicSix

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Paging Doctor Edward Cullen…

Paging Doctor Cullen, Paging Doctor Edward Cullen…STAT…many horny ill women waiting for a personal consultation in your office. 

PAGING DOCTOR EDWARD CULLEN

What?! look at him…who can blame us! *wink* Welcome to Doctorward with The FicSix on Fan Fiction Fridays!

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*Review by Midnight Cougar*

Your Life Can Change in a Moment by coloradoperson

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Your Life Can Change in a Moment ~ Bella didn’t like surprises. Her life was safe, predictable and she knew what to expect until fate brought her breast cancer and everything changed. This is not a tragedy; it’s a story about love and hope..because that’s what life is all about.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 64,855 – Reviews: 556 – Favs: 512 – Follows: 243 – Updated: 07-01-12 – Published: 12-30-11 – Status: Complete – id: 7692657

Have you ever started reading a fic that touched you so deeply you had to stop reading and go get a box of tissues? Well, I have, and this is it… This Doctorward story truly moved me, in ways I know I cannot properly articulate so you’ll understand just how much I was affected by this touching and inspirational story. The author is a two-time breast cancer survivor and she has shared her difficult and inspiring journey through Bella and our favourite Twilight characters.

If you read the summary, you will see that Your Life Can Change in a Moment by coloradoperson is a story about love, life, courage and hope…it is not a tragedy, but that’s not to say it isn’t heart-wrenching and very sad at times. *cue tissue box*

The story begins when we meet a 26-year-old Bella with breast cancer, who tells us a bit about her life today, while reminiscing about the love of a lifetime, once lost… We learn that Bella and Edward were high school sweethearts, but when Edward went off to college, a year ahead of Bella, he made a life-altering, drunk mistake, leaving both of them heartbroken with an irreparable relationship. They sadly go their separate ways for the better part of ten years; Bella went on to become a second grade teacher in Seattle, Edward a doctor in Chicago. But after years apart they are brought back together – by fate? – when Bella walks into the breast cancer support group and sees it’s being led, by none other than Esme Cullen – Edward’s mother. After reconnecting with this special woman and Edward’s estranged family, Bella learns Edward is moving back home to Seattle, and the rest, as they say, is history…

As I stood there and watched Bella, I thought about the last time she walked away, right out of my life.

I knew I couldn’t let that happen, not again.

I was shaking and barely breathing as I caught up to her. I was close enough to touch her when I said her name again, softly, and she stopped.

Everything changed the moment she turned around and looked at me. My life changed as we stood there, looking at each other. It was such a quiet moment. There was no one else in that hospital lobby except us. She was crying when she took a step toward me and touched my face. I cried when she whispered my name, and all I heard was happiness. I put my arms around her and pulled her close to me. We didn’t kiss. There were no words or whispers of love or regret. It seemed to be enough for both of us, just being next to each other again. I don’t know how long we stood there. It could have been just seconds or minutes, but it was long enough to know I was where I belonged for the first time in eight years. It was long enough to know where fate was leading me.

Along with the strong, supportive and unwavering love between Edward and Bella through this incredibly tough journey, one of the most touching connections made is between Bella and Angela – also a young woman battling breast cancer. They bond over their shared struggle and all the awful realities it entails, but also over their shared passion to live life to its fullest. They will make you laugh, cry and really appreciate the life you are blessed with every day.

Whether your life has been touched by breast cancer, in some way, shape or form, or not, this story will affect you; I can almost guarantee it. Each chapter begins with an enlightening quote, either from comedian, actress and cancer casualty Gilda Radner, or the movie Enchanted – Bella’s all-time favourite movie because…

Chapter Two. Now.

Giselle: [after leaving the shower] Good morning, Robert. I hope you had wonderful dreams.

Robert Philip: I think I’m still in one.

From the movie Enchanted

[EPOV]

I laughed out loud when I read my wife’s text message.

Bella and Enchanted – a match made in heaven. She still insists that Enchanted was made just for her. Well, maybe it was. Who the hell knows? I believe anything is possible these days. I don’t know how many times she’s watched that movie. I don’t know how many times I’ve watched it with her, but it’s enough to know all the lines and most of the song lyrics. I know there’s a line in that movie that had something to do with us getting together as soon as we did, but I can’t figure out what it is, and she won’t tell me. I kid her about her love affair with this movie, but I do get it. I get why she loves it. Fate, love and magical moments – it pretty much sums us up.

This makes me smile, as I remember all the greatness of this story.  Yes, it is an emotional read, but definitely worth your time, as it is written from the heart of the author: “A/N – I love fanfic, and I’ve always wanted to write a story. They say you should write about what you know in your first story, and what I know is breast cancer. Maybe breast cancer is too real, but hope, courage and love, especially love, are also real, and that’s really what this story is all about.” And, if you do choose to bless yourself with reading Your-Life-Can-Change-in-a-Moment, please take a moment and visit this link below; to see the banner, Bella and Edward’s cottage and Denver Komen Race for the Cure pictures (where we meet the author) that are all incorporated into this incredibly affecting and memorable story.

http://photobucket.com/yourlifecanchangeinamoment?albumview=slideshow

The password is Loveandhope.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7692657/1/Your-Life-Can-Change-in-a-Moment

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*Reviews by AllyVera*

Once Upon a Stormy Night  by TwilightMommyof4girls

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Umm… that is just gorgeous…

Once Upon a Stormy Night ~ Dr. Isabella Swan is on her way across the country for a job interview in Seattle. Read what happens when she gets stranded in a strange city in the middle of a blizzard. 

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Family – Bella – Chapters: 20 – Words: 123,952 – Reviews: 677 – Favs: 1,002 – Follows: 349 – Updated: Jan 12, 2010 – Published: Aug 18, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5309326

Doctor Isabella Swan is an unlucky woman on the face of things in the first chapter of Once Upon a Stormy Night – she is stranded in a strange city in a blizzard, all the accommodation is taken and for the life of her, she can’t find a restaurant.  She happens upon a bar, and suddenly it seems her luck has changed when she strikes up a conversation (and a powerful connection) with a fellow Doctor with gorgeous green eyes…

Excerpt from Chapter 1…

“We fell into a sweaty pile of limbs, both struggling to catch our breaths. I tried to regain some sense of sanity, realizing what had just happened. I lost my virginity. 

Edward didn’t seem to notice my internal struggle as he was soon snoring, with his body intertwined with mine.

What the hell do I do now?

I lay there for a while, considering my options. If I left, this could all be a dream. No awkward moments, just a wonderful memory. If I stayed, there would be the awkward morning silence. Would he ask me to leave? Would he try to be polite until I had to get on the plane? I couldn’t face that, I couldn’t face him, so I snuck out from his arms and rolled off the bed. I grabbed his shirt quickly threw it on, dashing for the bathroom.”

Oh yes, the girl does a runner.  From Edward Cullen, no less!  *Shakes head with despair* Well, to be honest when our Bella leaves that room she doesn’t know she has run from Edward Cullen or where he even lives.  Never fear, though, our beloved bronze-haired God is not out of the story for long.

I won’t say too much more, as I don’t want to give the plot away – but suffice to say, the road has a few twists and turns, including professional and personal connections for Dr Swan that link her to Dr Cullen before she even knows it, but they end up where they were always meant to be… With each other.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5309326/1/Once-Upon-A-Stormy-Night

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Come Undone by Scorp112

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Come Undone ~ She took a risk that left her with nothing. How do you tell someone to come home when you’re the one who sent them away? How does Bella break the news to her ex-husband that the baby she’s carrying is his? *1st place winner in Beautiful Bellies Contest*

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Words: 13,237 – Reviews: 194 – Favs: 681 – Follows: 266 – Published: Jun 9, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7063265

For those of you who don’t know, I also go by the name of “Queen of the Angsty One Shot”… I love them and the little gem I have today is one of my very favourites.

Come Undone is a beautifully told story about Bella who has recently ended her 20 plus year marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Edward.

“Closing my eyes, I tried my best to let my exhaustion take me under and allow me to just forget for a little while what a mess I made of my life. However, my brain wouldn’t turn off. The mistakes I made over the last few months crashed over me, causing more tears to fall. 

If only…

If I had just…

I should have…

I could have…

There were a million different ways things could have gone. But ultimately, my stubbornness and my husband’s pride led us here.”

Before you all kill me, this is not the end of the road for these two, who clearly love each other beyond words.

This story is really a lesson in how even the deepest of loves can falter when pride and epic stubbornness come into play.  I have read “Come Undone” several times and it never fails to make me an emotional mess – but you know I love it when that happens!  Enjoy!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7063265/1/Come-Undone

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*Reviews by Gingerandgreen*

The Nightingale Journals by kimpy

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*Made by pkitten21*

The Nightingale Journals ~ Night nurse Bella Swan blogs about her experiences via “The Nightingale Journals.” When Dr. Edward Cullen is named the PICU’s newest Fellow, their attraction is undeniable, but can they remain professional? Epic banter and tensions result.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 41 – Words: 231,945 – Reviews: 3,374 – Favs: 2,632 – Follows: 1,799 – Updated: Feb 17, 2012 – Published: Feb 9, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5731421

Docward is one of my favourite ~wards, which is quite strange because I have a medical phobia. A phobia so deep-seated, I’ve actually been in therapy for it for about a year. When I started reading The Nightingale Journals I had just begun this journey into my psyche, and parts of the story became a stepping stone on the long road to recovery. That’s how good this fic is. It’s the ultimate medicine, served up in a huge spoonful of sugar – and by sugar, I mean feverishly hot sex, but you knew that, didn’t you? You pervy lot! 🙂

We begin the story when Bella is a trainee nurse and Edward is in medical school. We only get brief glimpses into the early years, and the story really gets into its stride when Edward takes up a Fellowship position in the PICU of his father’s hospital, where Bella is employed as a nurse:

“Good morning, Nurse Swan.”

“Dr. Cullen, you know you’re the only one who can get away with calling me that…and only because you say it in that lovely accent of yours. What are you doing here so early? I usually don’t get the privilege of seeing you before my shift is over.”

He laughs heartily at my comment. I turn around to face him, and suddenly, it’s as though I was hit by a cement block.

Edward Cullen? The fuckhot son of the fuckhot daddy!

“To answer your question, I’m making the rounds this morning in lieu of Dr. McCarty to introduce our new PICU Fellow, Dr. Cullen, to everyone on the floor.”

“Oh, that’s right. I heard something about the new Fellow starting this week.” I have to act ignorant, because otherwise I might let it slip out just how fuckhot I find Edward Cullen to be.

God, I remember him as a resident. His biceps always showed so nicely, poking out of his sleeves. His hair was always just schmexed. Even then, I wanted him, as inappropriate as that would have been. Time has been very, very good to you both, Drs. Cullen.

Edward Cullen looks me straight in the eyes and I feel lightheaded. He’s impossibly good looking, and he flashes this killer grin at me. I remember it perfectly, he lifts one side of his mouth into a smile, so it’s all crooked, and it is equal parts playful and smoldering.

Damn, those eyes. I forgot how green they are. Perfect and rare, just like every last bit of him.

“Now, it was important to me to introduce Dr. Cullen myself, to fend off any rumors of nepotism. There was a selection process that we used, and blindly rated the candidates. It just so happens that my son came up with the highest score, and thus he was offered the job.”

“You must be really proud. He’ll be following in your footsteps, starting in the PICU just like you did!”

“Indeed I am, Bellar,” he slides my name out with his adorable accent. “But don’t let him off easily; I expect you to challenge him, like you do to everyone else.”

“I promise that I will make his life interminably difficult, just for you, Dr. Cullen.”

“Good! He needs to learn from the best nurses we have!”

“Carlisle Cullen, you are so full of BS! I’m sure you use that accent of yours to get whatever you want!”

“I can speak from experience; he is especially slippery when it comes to convincing my mother to do his bidding.”

“You know, Edward, I could stop introducing you at any time.”

“All right, Dad. Point taken. It was nice to meet you, Nurse Swan.”

“Oh god, not you, too! It’s Bella! I don’t want to have to get violent with you, now!”

He just smiles and gives me his signature smirk, and the two of them get on their way.

Shit, I’m going to be in big trouble with that hot piece of ass hanging around here. How the fuck am I supposed to ignore that?

There is a perfect burning attraction between the pair right from the start. While they experience a few pitfalls in their soon-to-be steamy relationship, the story is enriched perfectly by the stark reality of life in a paediatric intensive care unit. Some of the patient stories are heartbreaking, and the way the characters deal with them feels realistic and human; but don’t let the heartbreak put you off. Nightingale Journals are filled with as much love, joy and faith as they are trial by fate.

I secretly (or not so secretly any more!) feel very self-satisfied by Kimpy’s slight obsession with a particular kind of uncut peen – and that’s all I’m going to say about that. But now you have to go and find out what I’m talking about, don’t you? *evil grin; raised eyebrow* Enjoy!

Bellar… Bellar! (That was Dr Carlisle Cullen, by the way). There’s just one thing, and I have to say this, so please forgive me Kimpy. The bit about England and castles and Lordships towards the end requires a rather large pinch of salt. Suspend your disbelief, Europeans, just for a little while. There’s plenty of sugar to make up for it.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5731421/1/The-Nightingale-Journals

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Sometimes Salvation in the Eye of the Storm by Savory

Sometimes Salvation in the Eye of the Storm

Sometimes Salvation in the Eye of the Storm ~In an instant the life Bella knew changed, only to reveal lies and danger. Can a father she never knew and a young doctor named Edward Cullen save her and provide her with salvation in the eye of the storm? AH, CP, rated M for language and content.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Mystery – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 20 – Words: 93,934 – Reviews: 361 – Favs: 280 – Follows: 177 – Updated: Nov 17, 2011 – Published: Apr 24, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6935867

Thorn in my Pride by Savory *Sequel*

Thorn in my Pride

Thorn in my Pride ~ The Bible says the sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the sons and that pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Edward, Bella, Carlisle and the rest of the family are about to have these notions tested. Sequel to Sometimes Salvation in the Eye of the Storm. A/H Rated M for content.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Crime – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 10 – Words: 34,731 – Reviews: 113 – Favs: 40 – Follows: 57 – Updated: Aug 11 – Published: Apr 10 – id: 9189335

Sometimes Salvation (complete) and Thorn in My Pride (WiP – at least, I hope so…) are the kind of undiscovered gems that make random mining parties through fanfic.net so worthwhile.

The plot of these stories is so rich, it’s quite tricky to explain anything without giving too much away. Edward is a doctor, and possesses all the best attributes of Docward, but his profession isn’t the centre of the plot, except for the part where he saves Bella’s life; and he – oh dear, I’d better stop there. He is the son of Carlisle, that well-known FBI deputy director. (I’d like to know this Carlisle well *wipes brow*). Bella is a photographer, and the daughter of Charlie, who has no idea she exists until chapter one. It’s complicated!

The whole cast is finely drawn and everyone has a key role to play in the exciting crime drama both of the fics contain. The story grips you from the first paragraph, and is packed full of tension. This is the paragraph in which Edward and Bella set eyes upon each other for the first time, in chapter 3 of Sometimes Salvation:

Carlisle raised his hand to let her know they were there and all four men turned to look at her. The man beside Charlie was huge. He stood at least 6’4″ and had to be at least that broad across. He had a huge smile on his face and the way he bounced like a child was in direct contrast to the size he carried.

Bella than noticed the other man and felt her heart stop for a moment. He had to have been the most beautiful man she had ever seen in her entire life. He stood just a few inches shorter than the bear of a man beside him and he was much leaner yet she could still tell he was very muscular. He stood there in hospital scrubs and even from a distance she could see the resemblance between him and Esme. She knew that the two men in front of her were Carlisle and Esme’s sons.

As she got closer to the men she could not tear her eyes away from Edward and she could not help but notice that he could not take his eyes off of her either. It was as if they were the only two people on that busy street. Like there was this force that was pulling them towards each other and neither one of them could help the smiles that lifted the corners of their mouths to the skies.

It may have been that force that stopped either one of them from noticing the white van that pulled up on the road and stopped in the middle of the street beside her. Before she could register what was happening a man in a mask stopped dead in front of Bella…

I had to cut you off in the middle of a sentence, or you would have known too much!

There are some minor writing errors throughout, so if this gets your goat, I’ve told you and I don’t want to hear about it, okay? Seriously, the excitement, tension, plot and characterisation more than compensate. Don’t take my word for it, go and check it out – and while you’re there, please encourage Savory to pick Thorn in my Pride back up and give us an update.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6935867/1/Sometimes-Salvation-in-the-Eye-of-the-Storm

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9189335/1/Thorn-in-my-Pride

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*Review by WiltshireGlo*

Hope on the Horizon by content1 and AngelycDevil aka ContentDevil

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Hope on the Horizon ~ In ten minutes, you can run a mile, make Mac n’ Cheese, and get a manicure. In ten minutes, you can vacuum your room, get takeout from McDonald’s, and sign up for yoga lessons. In ten minutes, your life can change forever.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 13 – Words: 36,856 – Reviews: 425 – Updated: 9-23-13 – Published: 9-1-13 – Bella, Edward – Complete

Hope on the Horizon hits the ground running with storm warnings and fear running high amongst the ER staff in Oklahoma. The gorgeous – and rather young – Dr Cullen takes a moment to check that his rather nonchalant and free-spirited girlfriend heeds the warnings, stays safe and goes home. As with all the best Edwards, he just wants to protect his Bella…

“Edward…why do we need a house with a basement again?” Bella asked, her soulful brown eyes twinkling in humor.

She was teasing me about my overprotective nature. I was a little paranoid. Okay, maybe a lot. I’d grown up in Oklahoma City, and I’d been through too many tornado scares in my short life. She was frustrated with me. We’d been looking in the Crown Heights-Edgemere Heights area for several weeks, but nothing really sparked my interest. Bella, however, had fallen in love with every single house we’d visited. One day, she loved the Colonial Revivals; the next, she was determined to go with a Tudor. Despite having been a neighborhood since the 30’s, not many of the owners had gotten smart and added storm cellars.

Storms brought the crazy out in me.

Bearing in mind that it was originally posted by ContentDevil for the Fandom for Oklahoma, (content1 wrote Edward’s chapters and AngelycDevil wrote Bella) brought a touching sense of reality and made the story even more emotive for me. The chapters alternate between Edward and Bella’s very different viewpoints of the crisis, but they also tell the story of their love, their connection, their deep passion and mutual understanding…which makes Edward’s fear more poignant.

But, take note of the title, it gives a clue to what’s going to happen! This is a story of human sacrifice, of scary moments, of pulling together and triumph over adversity. It’s a story of courage and hope. I will warn you, there were a couple of moments where I had to put down my iPad while I sobbed, but there were also tears of joy along the way.

At thirteen chapters in total, it’s a quick read, but the tiny glimpse of other people’s reality will stay with you beyond the last chapter.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9651484/1/Hope-on-the-Horizon

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*Review by Cared*

Crash Into Me by eibbil  

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Crash Into Me ~ Hollywood It Girl, Bella Swan, needs a vacation. Best friend/PA Alice convinces her to spend it in her hometown, but a reckless driver changes their plans. Will Bella get the rest she needs in the care of Alice’s brother..or something much better? AH/AU

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 142,632 – Reviews: 884 – Favs: 1,180 – Follows: 766 – Updated: 10-27-11 – Published: 09-24-10 – Status: Complete – id: 6349494

Crash Into Me is a nice, light, romantic story and you are in need of a dose of something sweet, this is just what the doctor ordered. Bella is a popular Hollywood actress who decides to spend a rare free two months in the rainiest place in the Continental US, the home-turf of her PA Alice, rather than on some hot, tropical island.  The idea is to get away from it all and enjoy a slower pace of life. You know what ‘they’ say, be careful what you wish for, because the pace of life doesn’t get much slower than when lying in a hospital bed with your leg in traction.  That word ‘crash’ in the title is meant quite literally; Bella is involved in a car crash…a crash that changes her life forever.  Now, I’m not talking about her losing any body parts here, unless of course you count her losing her heart to the sweetest, nerdiest Doctor in the entire Olympic Peninsula.  He is also a beauty to behold; in fact, one could be forgiven for mistaking him for an angel…especially one such as Bella under the influence of anaesthesia…

I closed my eyes as the gurney went through the hallways for fear motion sickness would set in and I’d cap my evening of car accidents and surgery with puking all over myself. I didn’t open them again until we stopped at an elevator. I turned my head to look down towards where we’d come. Was Alice still pink…?

I tried to focus, to see her. Instead, I saw…

I blinked. Then blinked again.

An angel?

Wasn’t there a movie once, about angels hanging around in hospitals, waiting to escort the recently dead to heaven? I thought there was, but my fuzzy mind couldn’t come up with anything except Meg Ryan’s face.

I tried to focus on the apparition down the hallway, tried squinting my eyes to see if I could see wings, a halo, something on the…entity down the corridor. I didn’t. But I could have sworn…

My eyes closed again under the strain of trying to make sense of the nonsense and drifted out of consciousness again. This time, when I opened them, I knew I was in the operating room. People in masks, the beeping machines, the cold table beneath me.

“We’re just about ready to go, Bella,” an ethereal voice said above me. “We’re putting the general anesthetic in now. Just breathe deeply and it’ll be over before you know it.”

I had a flashback to earlier. Was I wrong before? Was there an angel here?

I looked up and saw a masked face looking back at me with the greenest pair of eyes I’d ever seen in my life. They couldn’t be real, there was no way.

“Angel…,” I whispered before the meds took me away completely.

Something else ‘they’ say is ‘into every life a little rain must fall’, and that is true for Bella and her ‘angel’ Edward – and not just because of geography. They face the reality of making their budding love work long-distance and across the completely different worlds of a doctor in Port Angeles and an actress in LA.  There are also mistakes, groveling, forgiveness, lemons and love.  Crash Into Me is complete and can boast interesting support characters, canon and original, some supportive, and some hell-bent on subterfuge and sabotage…but don’t worry…the prognosis is good!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6349494/1/Crash-Into-Me

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We can’t find the maker of this wonderful manip, but we thank you!!

Just What the Doctorward Ordered Reading List:

29 Dimensions by Catastrophia *Review Here*

Accidentally in Love by Missus T *Review Here*

A Hard Day’s Night by SexyLexiCullen

A Heart’s Savior by newfoundlove

Babies on their Mind by Cecilia1204

Bella’s Anatomy by CullensTwiMistress (B/Irina then B/E)

Beyond the Scope by Catastrophia

Broken Arrow by TwistingTwilight *Review Here*

Coming to Terms by GinnyW 31 *WiP Repost*

Cups Full of Wishes by Chloe Masen *Review Here*

Days Like This by Soft Ragoo

Defying GravityBetween the Sun and the Moon by Jenny0719 *Reviews Here*

Deviant by planetblue *Previous review Here*

Fatherhood, Formula and Other F Words by anhanninen *Review Here*

Figmentum by Thimbles *Review Here*

He’s the One by CullensTwiMistress

Indecent Proposal by pattyrose *Review Here*

Late Night Encounters by kyla713

Love In My Box by cosmoandmarvar

My mistakes were made for you by Miss Baby

Once Upon A Stormy Night by TwilightMommyof4girls

Out of the Mouths of Babes by Edward’s Eternal *Review Here*

Port Angeles Players by WriteOnTime

The Path We Chose by les16

Sins of My Past by content1 *Review Here*

Small Bump by Thimbles *WiP* *Reviewed Here*

The Idiots Guide To Becomming A Bedroom Goddess by  xxBeautiful Nightmarexx *Review Here*

The Naked Guy Upstairs by AngryBadgerGirl

This Is Not My Life by IsaKassees *Review Here*

Unplanned Perfection by littlecat358 *Review Here*

What’s up, doc? & Oh, I’ll Show You What’s Up… by CaraNo

Yosemite Decimal by MagTwi78 *Review Here*

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Have a lovely weekend, and happy Doctorward reading! Now, please share what you’ve been reading, as we always love to hear from you, and a fic h00r can never have enough good stories to read! lol

The FicSix

Doctorward

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All Hail Our Chief…Executive Officer!

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When Dior Rob took centre stage in the media, and made us all swoon, CEOward came to our minds and dominated *wink* our stage, as we ogled and drooled appreciated Rob in his business-coat finest…

ROBCOATEAnd that just may have been the pervy inspiration for today’s post, as we celebrate hot, sexy, confident, powerful…well, you get the idea, CEOward in his finest!

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*Guest Review by RFM86*

The Search by Amber1983

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The Search ~ When Bella Swan flees to London to escape her painful and humiliating past her new life is knocked off its axis by her charismatic and ambitious boss, Edward Cullen. Can Ed unravel Bella’s secrets and get what he wants without revealing his own demons…and his heart? AH. Britishward.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 31 – Words: 182,812 – Reviews: 3,149 – Favs: 2,370 – Follows: 2,304 – Updated: 01-21-13 – Published: 09-02-11 – Status: Complete – id: 7345952

The Search may not be your typical CEOward, in fact; technically he’s a ruthless headhunter, but he does wear a suit and tie to the office. I loved this story for a myriad of reasons. One of the main ones being this Edward. He’s demanding, sexy, sweet and British to boot! What more could you ask for? And the Bella is simply endearing, as well. Life isn’t easy for these two coworkers, especially when the demons you are running away from have a way of coming right back at you. And the alternating POV’s let you delve into each character without repetition. This story will have you cheering for both Edward and Bella to overcome their pasts and hopefully create a future together.

Chapter 4 EPOV

I wander back to my office and try to shake off Aro’s comment. Usually people’s jokes and jibes about my working style (and let’s be honest my personal life too) slide off like water from a duck’s back but this time it grates on me. I know I can be an arsehole to work with, I’m not a fool, and my colleagues aren’t afraid to be honest with me, but I’m really uncomfortable about the fact that someone may have already given Isabella Swan this impression.

I study the back of her head from the doorway of my office as discreetly as possible. As backs of heads go it’s a beautiful one. I clear my throat purposely and she leaps a foot in the air. What’s the deal with this poor bird’s nerves?

“Hi again, I’m sorry to keep you waiting.” I say, sitting down at my desk. “Shall we get started?”

She nods, readies the pen and paper on her lap and smiles up at me. Once again my heart gathers some extra, unnecessary speed. This is getting quite ridiculous.

“So I assume Kate showed you the ropes before she left?”

“For the most part.” Bella replies. “She didn’t have a chance to go through everything but I’ve got the basics I think. Plus, I’m familiar with all the systems and procedure from Seattle so that’s an advantage.”

It’s the most I’ve heard her speak so far. Her accent is delicate, easy on the ears. Some Americans can sound alittle brash to me but Bella’s voice is soft and subtle.

Apparently my misbehaving heartbeat agrees.

“Good. Although I should warn you we have some of our own procedures that may differ from what you are used to.”

A tiny wrinkle of confusion furrows her forehead. “But I thought all offices worked the same way with the same systems?”

I snort. “Not here they don’t. We have some of our own methods that you’ll definitely need to adhere to.” Was that a little harsh? I might as well get all the expectations on the table.

She nods but looks unsure. I remind myself that she is a pod person from Volturi Seattle and will need to be broken in a little.

“We’ll go through all my current assignments and I’ll get you up to speed on where we’re at and then you can attack your in-tray and inbox which I can promise will be full about 30 seconds after I get logged on. Sound good?”

“Yes, sir” she nods.

“And enough of the ‘sir’. We’re not in school, Isabella.”

She squares her shoulders and sits up a little straighter”Well then, enough of the ‘Isabella’. It’s Bella, remember?”

Whoa. Not so shy then, are you, Treacle? I can’t help but chuckle, Aro may just end up eating his hat after all.

And so it begins! I highly recommend joining these two on their adventure of getting to know each other. There are laughs, tears, anger and love along the way, and Amber’s Pen does it brilliantly.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7345952/1/The-Search

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*Reviews by Midnight Cougar*

No Ordinary Proposal by twilover76

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No Ordinary Proposal ~ Bella wants to escape her small-town life and live her dreams in New York. What happens when a man almost twice her age makes her an offer she can’t refuse? AH/M

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 36 – Words: 158,712 – Reviews: 10254 – Updated: 1-6-13 – Published: 5-6-12 – Bella, Edward – Complete

No Ordinary Proposal by Twilover76 is no ordinary fic; it’s one of my favourite CEOwards as it kept me reading incessantly, kept me wanting more, with how its intricate “proposal” plays out throughout the story. NOP Edward is powerful, possessive, commanding, intelligent, rich, hot, sexy, older – 38, and so loving and caring – he’s one of a kind, in my CEO world – and soon to be so in Bella’s, as well!

Eighteen-year-old Bella Swan from Forks, Washington, has not had an easy life – orphaned as a young teen, with only her step-father to help her, she is looking forward to getting out of the small town, with all its sad memories. Upon graduation she planned to move to New York to attend NYU, even thought she had secured a full scholarship through the “Edward Cullen Scholarship fund,” but sometimes our dreams can come crashing down, and that is exactly what happened to Bella. She lost the scholarship because, “…one week after receiving the news I was the scholarship winner, I was told by the same employee that an error had been made. Another student in my class was to receive the award instead.” Needless to say, Bella is “emotionally and financially” devastated. As a last resort, she reaches out to President/CEO Edward Cullen of Cullen-Whitlock, Inc., via letters, phone, and then, as a desperate measure, a face-to-face meeting in New York – because her future depends on that money. But what she gets – the proposal she receives – is much more than she ever bargained for…

*excerpt from Chapter 6*

“So, Bella, tell me about yourself.”

“Not much to tell.” I met his gaze. “Besides, I’m pretty sure you know everything already.”

He smirked. “I’ve done some homework, but I think there’s a lot more I have yet to find out.”

I really wanted to slap that smug smirk away…or maybe kiss it away.

Stop it, Bella!

I was getting frustrated with myself as much as with him.

“But why do you want to know more? What is all this about?” I asked angrily, waving my hand at the wine and candles.

His eyes glittered as his smile grew. “I wondered what you would look like when you got feisty. It’s better than I imagined.”

Before I could fire off a retort, Hannah appeared with our dinners. I had completely lost my appetite, but I thanked her anyway. If I hadn’t been thoroughly confused and intensely aroused at the same time, the shrimp linguine would have been perfect for the setting.

I took a big gulp of wine, and then watched Edward fill my glass back up. His eyes never left mine.

He twirled noodles around his fork and slurped them down with a grin.

“You should really try this, Bella. It’s delicious.”

“You didn’t answer my questions.” I took another drink of wine and folded my arms over my chest defiantly.

He hummed, and tilted his head. “You really haven’t figured it out?”

“No, Edward. I don’t know. Tell me why I’m here.”

He put his fork down and leaned forward again. “It’s actually quite simple. I want you, Bella.”

Oh, yeah, and there you have it…stemming from Edward’s want, comes his proposal; the crux of this consuming story. But what does CEOward really want from Bella? Is there more to Edward’s motivation? And what does this “proposal” actually entail? Well, you need to read all that for yourself, as I simply could not do it justice in a review. 

I could fill this post with the many reasons why I love this fic – the fabulous Bella – young but mature beyond her years, the complex Edward, the intense emotional aspects for both of them, the strong sexual chemistry they share, the snags thrown their way… And I could share all I want to about how the story unfolds, as it’s truly involved and much more multifaceted than Bella ever thought, but reading it, is part of the excellent experience…because Edward sure puts forth one good – and beneficial for both – “contract” to entice young Bella! *wink*

Read on, my friends, because if you haven’t read No Ordinary Proposal yet, I’m certain you will thoroughly enjoy it. And may it become as memorable a CEOward for you, as it was for me!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8092082/1/No-Ordinary-Proposal

https://fictionpad.com/author/twilover76

http://archiveofourown.org/users/twilover76/pseuds/twilover76

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The Dress by Redtini 

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The Dress ~ Edward Cullen: Successful, arrogant, dominant, whorehound. Bella Swan: Confident, ambitious, seductress, workaholic. Two COO’s with one goal: To stop at nothing to reach the top. Even if it means pushing the other person over the edge. A/H. Rated M for Lemons, Language and everything in-between. One Shot entry for the Dirty Talkin’ Edward contest. To be continued…

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 5 – Words: 16,834 – Reviews: 261 – Favs: 223 – Follows: 419 – Updated: 10-26-13 – Published: 08-30-13 – id: 9643272

“Edward Cullen: Successful, arrogant, dominant, whorehound. Bella Swan: Confident, ambitious, seductress, workaholic. Two COO’s with one goal: To stop at nothing to reach the top. Even if it means pushing the other person over the edge.” Well, there you have it, what this story is all about! And, yes, it’s a hell of wildly romance-filled read full of UST and more.

The Dress was originally written for The Dirty Talking Edward contest, and to our great reading pleasure, is now being expanded. It was one of my favourite entries, as this CEOward is one smooth talker; hot, dirty, sexy, and full of cockiness…er, I mean personality, just the way I like him. There is indeed something about this Edward that captivates me – he’s just so cocksure, which I love to read, but it’s also his pursuit of this confident, intelligent Bella, the way he teases and goads her, that is really quite amusing and makes me keep reading, as their professional lives become intertwined. They have an awesome dynamic. Bella is brilliant in her rebuffs to him, as he attempts to work together on a more personal level. I also love their banter…it’s so filled with UST, and, I gotta say, Bella sure has one hell of a strong resolve to resist COOward, after their initial “encounter”…

I narrowed my eyes. “I should have known you were a Cullen. Of course you’re not used to people telling you no.”

“You seemed to be saying yes, loud and clear, earlier in the supply room.”

“I didn’t realize that you were the asshole that tried to take my Dad’s company from him.”

He lifted his hands up. “That was a misunderstanding.”

“Bribing our board members for their stock shares was a misunderstanding, Edward? No wonder you’re in the business of testing out whores. You have no morals or ethics.”

“Such harsh words from the same mouth that was begging me to make her come.”

“It was a lapse in judgment, but I promise you, I will not be making that mistake again,” I hissed out.

“Why not? Maybe a little untightening of that cork you have up your ass would help you a bit.”

I leaned in close, and it took everything in me to not choke him. “The cork I have up my ass is working just fine. Mmmm, very fine indeed,” I moaned out.

I quickly stepped away, but could feel him on my heels. When I reached the bar, he pressed himself against my back and whispered, “You can’t say stuff like that and then walk away.”

I wiggled around to face him. “I’m not on your payroll, Cullen! I can’t be bought. Oh, but you know this. Just like you know I delivered you and your dad’s ass on a platter for trying to take over my family’s company!”

He grinned, then nodded at the gentleman beside me; I hadn’t even noticed him. We both said nothing and waited until he left. Edward was the first to speak. “I must say, it was a surprise to see that your people figured things out. I made sure I had covered all the bases.”

“You’re surprised that the Cullens were outsmarted? From what I know about your family, I’m surprised you got this far. Yet, old money does that. The less one has to work for anything, the more useless they become, I think. In your case, a generation of sorts.”

“Leave my family out of this!” he snapped.

I grinned. “But why? You tried to take everything that mine has worked for.”

He composed himself and placed hard grin on his devilish face. “Well, look at us now. We have two happy families joined as one.”

“We’ll see just how happy you are Cullen, when I’m done with you.”

When I went to leave, he grabbed my arm. “Is that a promise, Isabella?”

I yanked my arm out of his grip and stormed away.

And that is only a taste of the fire that burns between these two whenever they are thrown together, and talking of asses, as Bella says, “As much as the man was an ass, he was an intelligent ass.” I love that analysis because I have a good feeling there is more to this Edward than meets the eye.

We now have five chapters, including the original one shot, and I am anxiously awaiting more…as things seem to be heating up in the board room, on the Cullen’s private plane…and under Bella’s dress! lol

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9643272/1/The-Dress

http://redtini.blogspot.ca/

http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewuser.php?uid=88178

http://twilighted.net/viewuser.php?uid=192475

https://fictionpad.com/author/Redtini/stories

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*Review by Cared*

Love Tokyo Style by SoapyMayhem

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Love Tokyo Style ~ O/S – Edward, a lonely executive on a business trip in Japan, is encouraged to loosen up and enjoy the city. Will he find a cure for the monotony in an uninhibited punk he meets in a Karaoke bar? Written for FGBAutism

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward & Bella – Words: 7,399 – Reviews: 43 – Favs: 120 – Follows: 50 – Published: 05-02-11 – Status: Complete – id: 6960559

I easily can recall reading numerous stories where Edward and Bella meet in a bar, I can even think of a few where they meet to the backdrop of dubious tunes in a karaoke bar, but this is my the first fic where they meet in a karaoke bar in Japan!

The most unusual setting, with its illuminating glimpse of Japanese culture, is not the only facet of this fic that makes it feel unique.  I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I’ve never met an Edward and Bella quite like these; IMHO, they were masterfully depicted by the talented and creative SoapyMayhem.

Given as this is a one-shot, I don’t want to reveal too much, but between the summary, the post title, and the fabulous banner, you must have already guessed the obvious difference in appearance of our favourite couple.  Ceoward considers himself to be “pathetically boring”, (personally I find him to be bordering on nerdy – just the way I love Edward to be) and entrancing Bella is a self-assured punk rocker.  At first I thought of the saying ‘opposites attract’, but, it’s more than that with these two – ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ is more appropriate, as Edward and Bella learn how true that actually is…

Quickly, I wash my hands and retreat to the comfort of the booth. As I am making my way back, I hear the sultriest voice I’ve ever heard belting out the chorus of Janis Joplin’s ‘Piece of My Heart.’ It’s awe-inspiring and would give Janis herself a run for her money. I push my way through the crowd to place a face with that voice. The first thing I see is the top of a very tall, very blonde mohawk.

As the crowd parts, I start to make out more and more of her features. She is taller than the punk pixie and curvier than the girl with the Cock T’s t-shirt. It’s her face that truly stops me short.

Under the blue lights, she’s ethereal. Pale skin, heart-shaped face, full red lips, and deep dark soulful eyes make me ignore the bright purple eye shadow and enormous blonde mohawk streaked with black that crowns her head.

Her eyes close for few moments, like she means every word of the song. I wonder if she’s singing it about someone in particular. When she opens those stunning eyes, it’s almost as if they’re drawn to mine. I realize I have moved all the way to the stage, and I am closer than I probably should be. Before I can stalk off from the embarrassment I feel, she smiles and continues singing, not taking her eyes off me for the rest of the song.

Oooh, I love how Edward and Bella have such a palpable and pitch perfect connection – read Love Tokyo Style and you will feel it too.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6960559/1/Love-Tokyo-Style

*I wrote this review before a certain hilarious 😉 video hit our screens*

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*Review by AllyVera*

This Is Who I Am by pattyrose

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This Is Who I Am ~ Edward Cullen, successful business exec/playboy/all around bad boy. Bella Swan, divorced mom/graphic artist/unwilling to trust her heart to the likes of someone like Edward again. Will she give him a chance? Does he even deserve one? AH, AU ExB

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 39 – Words: 362,984 – Reviews: 5612 – Updated: 6-29-11 – Published: 5-18-10 – Edward, Bella – Complete

My choice for “CEOWard” today is one of my personal favourites, “This is Who I am” by the incomparable pattyrose.

When we meet Edward – co-founder and executive of one of the most sought after Marketing companies on the East Coast, Cullen, Cullen and Whitlock – on the surface, he is a success story – rich, successful, drop-dead gorgeous.  But simmering underneath all the “pretty”, is a man who is lost.

We start to see the real Edward surface the day he meets a gorgeous little girl and her mother…

“I ignored her for the moment while I studied the little girl. She was definitely a beauty. Tiny – no more than five I’d say, with a face like a porcelain doll. Her long, brown hair flowed almost to her waist. Her big brown eyes looked like pools of melted chocolate, and her little button nose turned up slightly at the end, like a little cherub. I suddenly got the strange urge to protect this little girl, to keep her safe from everything and everyone that would ever want to mess with her.

 Abruptly, she skipped back over to me and stopped just inches away.

 “I’m sorry mistuh! I fowgot to say thank you. But my mommy would be looking fuh me and I didn’t want huh to wouwy. Thank you!” she exclaimed, looking much happier than she had just a few seconds ago.

 “You’re very welcome,” I chuckled, ignoring the way Rosalie’s eyes were piercing a hole through my brain. At that moment, I couldn’t have cared less about the shitload of grief I knew I was in for.

 The little angel hugged her doll close to her and gave her a soft kiss on the head, looking up at me through long, dark eyelashes. Just then, the brunette reached her.

 “Maddie,” she breathed, both relief and slight reproach in her tone. “I told you to stay in my cube while I went to the copy room. You almost gave me a heart attack.” She knelt down and hugged the little girl to her.

“I had to get Angie mommy,” the little girl explained, her voice muffled in her mother’s hair. Hair that I was now noticing was the same exact shade as her daughter’s. “The nice man heeuh found huh fuh me.”

 “He did?” the brunette asked, pulling her daughter far enough away so that she could look into her tiny face. “Did you thank him?”

 “Uhuh,” she answered sweetly, but looked back up at me. “Thank you so much mistuh!” she repeated.

“Call me Edward,” I encouraged, surprised by the mellowness in my own voice. I couldn’t remember ever having used that tone. “Mister is my father,” I added, and then regretted it right away. I could’ve listened to her call me ‘mistuh’ all day.

The little girl giggled.

“Thank you, Edwood,” she corrected herself.

 My mouth turned up in a smile. Scratch that. I could listen to her call me ‘Edwood’ all day.”

Edward loses his heart that day (even though it takes him a while to realize what is going on) and suddenly his life takes on new meaning.  But this is no easy love story – it is a hard road for both Edward and Bella.  Edward has to prove to Bella he is a changed man, and Bella is wary of smooth-talking handsome men (with incredibly good reason), not to mention she has her beautiful Maddie to protect.

I truly felt for Edward, his playboy history keeps coming to slap him in the face at the worst times, and honestly, I just wanted to give the poor guy a hug!  (but you know I am biased.. . LOL). Edward is definitely not a bad person, quite the contrary, but he has made some bad decisions in his past *cough* Tanya *cough*. 

What I loved most about This is Who I Am, is watching Edward and Maddie fall in love with each other.  There is a very special connection between them – like Edward was meant to be her father all along. Ah, Fate – you have to love it, and this story is all about three souls that are fated to be together, no matter what is thrown at them.

*Previously reviewed Here*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5980177/1/This_Is_Who_I_Am

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 *Review by WiltshireGlo*

Plan B by chocaholic123

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Plan B ~ Plan B: a strategy or plan to be implemented if the original one proves impracticable or unsuccessful. Best used in the cold light of day, after waking up in bed next to a virtual stranger. An E/B three shot.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 3 – Words: 11,389 – Reviews: 544 – Favs: 594 – Follows: 599 – Updated: 06-12-13 – Published: 06-05-13 – Status: Complete – id: 9360397

What do I expect from the very best CEOwards? Well, I like them to be confident -maybe, a touch arrogant, even. Erm…commanding? Yep, definitely commanding. Sharp, intelligent, slightly cunning, powerful, masterful…oh yessssss…that works. Masterful and, of course, sexy. Most importantly – sexy. Oh heck *fans self*. Mmmm. Well, Chocaholic123 does not disappoint and gives us all of those qualities and more in her Plan B Edward, even if we’re not quite sure who he is… Let’s face it, you don’t ask for a résumé when it’s a one night stand.

The rules of a one night stand dictate I should gather up my clothes and leave as quietly as possible. My cocktail dress hangs carelessly from the fifty inch TV screen in the corner of the room, but there’s no evidence of my panties and bra. I guess we were pretty eager to get rid of our clothes last night. I shut my eyes and remember the way he practically ripped the clothes from my body, before running his hands all over me, palms rising and dipping with the contours of my curves.

My skin tingles with the memory of his touch, and I’m almost regretful I have to leave. But I need to play by the rules. You don’t have hot, meaningless sex—three times—with a gorgeous stranger and hang around to make small talk in the morning. You gather up your clothes along with your self-esteem, and make a quick escape, clinging on to the memory of the one hot, steamy night when you were worshipped like a goddess.

And boy, did he worship me. Even before we started to talk in the bar, his gaze was firmly on my body, following me around the room with deep green irises. I’d felt like I was on fire all night, his scrutiny lending me a certain confidence; enough to make me shine amongst the men and women attending the 71st Annual Interior Design Conference.

Bringing myself back to the present, I shimmy out of the queen sized bed, scrambling around the hotel room on my knees, desperate to locate my navy lace bra and panties. They’re the best I own—bought in an extravagant fit of madness—and I’m damned if I’m going to leave them behind as a trophy.

Even if he does deserve an award for his prowess.

Unfortunately for Bella (but fortunately for us 😉 ) she doesn’t make a smooth getaway, and so we get to see some more of Edward’s…err…prowess! Plan B is perfect short read with a lovely Bella and a sexy-as-sin Edward who definitely knows the art of negotiation and how to wield his power.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9360397/1/Plan-B

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3966022/chocaholic123

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More CEOwards to turn you on…er, for your reading pleasure…

All Nighters by CaraNo ~ Edward Cullen needs a new assistant for when he travels. When Charlie, close friend and business partner, suggests Bella, Edward doesn’t hesitate. After all, he knows what a bright young woman Bella is. His ex wife even used to babysit her. Drabble fic. *Complete*

Billionaire by BoydBlog ~ **2nd Place Winner** I’m With the Band Contest. Three intense and perplexing sexual encounters over four frustrating years. Is he the enemy, or is there a message in his seemingly hateful words? Will their mutual desires ever align?  Bella, Edward *Complete*

Collisions by Milk40 ~ A story by popular French author Drinou. Bella is a shy and clumsy girl employed by Edward, an authoritarian and abusive boss. Between games of seduction and indifference, a passionate relationship develops. All human. Rated M for lemons. *WiP*

Dear Mr Masen by jendonna ~ “Error 434: Reprimanding an executive.” Life changing or just stupid? Dear Mr. Masen: A story of unauthorized Internet usage, culinary delights and the goings-on at Cullen, Inc. AH, ExB. *Complete*

Edroar the Angry Lion by Tropical Sorbet ~ Edroar the Angry Lion frightens all the girls and boys at Cullen Publishing with his loud roar. Will his new massage therapist Bella Swan run away like all the rest, or can she tame this savage beast? AH/AU OOC *WiP*

Fan Fiction, Sex Gods and Single Girls by bannerday ~ After a mortifyingly awkward first meeting, fanfiction writer & new teacher, Bella, finds story inspiration in her hot-headed, player-of-a-neighbor. But she shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and she just might faint when she discovers who’s reading her latest fic! Art imitates life imitates art. A fic in a fic and a homage to this fandom. AH/Canon Couples/Humor/UST/Love & Lust *WiP*

Fridays at Noon by troublefollows1017 ~ Edward Masen’s life intersects with Bella’s at the restaurant he dines at for lunch every Friday. He’s handsome, arrogant, and is used to avoiding love. She isn’t impressed by the things that usually have women falling at his feet. AH/AU & Once Upon a Saturday (Sequel) *both Complete* Previous reviews here.

Hate What You Do To Me by Catastrophia ~ Unemployed Bella Swan takes on a temp position. Little does she know it is as assistant to Edward Cullen, a man she despises! Chaos ensues, papers fly, and Cullen Enterprises is turned upside down. AH, slightly OOC. Rate M for Lemons and Language. *Complete*

His Personal Assistant by NorthernLights17 ~ Bella Swan, personal assistant to handsome, rich, successful Edward Cullen, decides to take her friend’s advice and make her oblivious boss fall in love with her. *Complete*

Investing in Love by Angel Sandusky ~ What happens when multi-billionaire, SpyTech CEO Edward Cullen meets waitress and modern dancer Bella Swan? When Edward proposes an unconventional business deal to Bella, will it lead to an investment of the heart, or will someone from Bella’s past cause a meteor shower of complications? Will the planets ever align for these two? Bella, Edward *WiP*

Monday Morning by Isakassees ~ One-shot. What happens when you meet someone who challenges everything you thought you knew? Edward Cullen, partner in the Volturi firm finds out when he meets his new assistant. Slightly OOC, E/B. Rated M just in case, for language. No lemons.  *Complete*

Parachute by KitsuShel ~ After finding an abandoned child on the streets of Seattle, Bella Swan raises him for five years as her own. What happens to their life when his biological family is found? AU/AH *Complete*

Professionally Personal by DH78 ~ Aspiring tattoo artist, Bella Swan works a nine-to-five job at Cullen Energy, Inc. When forced to work with the cold, elusive, and very hot CEO, she discovers they have something in common. Can she keep things professional personal? *WiP*

Rear View Mirror by Dishie ~ Bella enjoys her life as a successful chauffeur. After she’s offered a position as the private driver for the Cullen family, her professionalism is challenged when Edward doesn’t hide his desire for her. Can she fight her own attraction to the sexy entrepreneur? Will she be able to keep her eyes off the man in the rear view mirror? *WiP*

Secrets and Lies by BellaScotia ~ 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. *Complete*

Subject: Edward Cullen, aka The Womanizer by ericastwilight ~ Edward’s family hire Bella Swan to break the heartbreaker’s heart in hopes to have him see the error of his womanizing ways. But she falls hard, too, at the risk of breaking her own heart when the truth is revealed. EXB-AH-OOC  *Complete*

The Peanut Butter Sandwich Man by Readingmama ~ Edward Cullen is a man of routines. When a homeless girl distracts him from said routine, Edward finds it is time for a change. Winner of a Gem Award for “Best left you wanting more” Reviewed on the Southern Fanfiction Review!  Edward, Bella *Complete*

Wild Child by FluffyLiz ~ Just months away from inheriting a fortune and the family business, 17-year-old orphan, Bella, is out of control – a wild child with a platinum card and a killer bod. Can Edward, as her legal guardian and CEO of Swan Publishing, rein her in and prevent her from ruining everything he’s worked for? AH, OOC. Rated M for language, adult situations and dramatic plotlines. *Complete* Previous review here.

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We’d like to say a special thank you to RFM86 for joining us today with her fabulous review, and as CEOward has owned us here today, please share what’s been owning you in the Twific world!

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Unusualward!

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Our post today is focused on Unusual Edwards, ones that we found unique and extraordinary, with distinct characteristics – whether from nature or nurture – that made him memorable and fascinating to read.

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*Reviews by Cared*

Wicked Games by ClaireBamboozle

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Wicked Games ~ She has watched him for years, he is grace, beauty and goodness and she is a sinner. It isn’t just the river of Hell fires which separates them. Given a chance will Bella corrupt the one pure thing in her life?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Supernatural/Fantasy – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 7 – Words: 16,521 – Reviews: 88 – Favs: 43 – Follows: 31 – Updated: 06-29-13 – Published: 06-09-13 – Status: Complete – id: 9372426

ClaireBamboozle certainly pegged this short story correctly when she selected the genre as being Supernatural/Fantasy, for that’s exactly what her fantastical tale is – from beginning to end.  Edward, full of beauty and grace, is an angel standing guard outside the gates of Heaven, while Isabella is one of the damned on the far side of the great divide.  It would be hard to think of any two beings across all of Heaven and Earth Hell, who are less likely to form a bond – but they do – and it irrevocably alters their existence.  Isabella lives – perhaps I should say exists – in a place where cruelty and wickedness are rife, as the concubine of the creature she calls the Big D.  Yes, the Devil himself!  She prefers to be solitary in her suffering rather than allow herself care for someone she may later witness tortured, but there is someone her thoughts and eyes linger on…

The divide stretches wide between us.  A raging see of seething, bubbling fire.  Brimstone hangs heavy in the smoky air, stinging my eyes.  He is unaffected, serene, pure.

For so long, decades most likely I’ve watched him with an unwavering eye.  Studied his form and cataloged it all.  I’ve memorized every line of his carved physique, the angles of his ethereal face.  The sharpness of his jaw.  His full lips that purse when he is deep in though and those green eyes which pierce the vast distance between us and make my blackened heart soar.  He is perfection.  When he turns my way I fee desire flame within me, even if he doesn’t notice me.

I want him. Badly.

I have spent years hoping for a chance to corrupt and bring him to my side.  But I can’t have him.  He is the gatekeeper to a realm I dare not enter; trusted and true.  I know I hold no appeal to his sight.  To him I am invisible…

Or so she thinks.

Now you might assume this Angelward is about as far from canon Edward as you can get, but no…he still has those essential qualities that make my knees go weak.  For instance, while it’s Isabella’s soul that is damned…not his, and there is no car spinning on ice or rogue vampire after her blood, Edward ever the protector, is drawn to save Isabella – this time from eternal torment.  Will a leap of faith be enough to bridge the gap between their worlds?

Read this sinfully good story to find out!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9372426/1/Wicked-Games

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She Speaks Fear and Truth by ericastwilight

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She Speaks Fear and Truth ~ She’s haunted daily, but learns to deal with her gift, helping those in need. He hides behind his opinions, seeking closure, barely living. When their worlds collide can they help each other. A story of loss, love and betrayal with a supernatural twist.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Supernatural/Hurt/Comfort – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 14 – Words: 45,467 – Reviews: 1,679 – Favs: 984 – Follows: 649 – Updated: 09-04-10 – Published: 10-10-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5434481

To be fair to potential readers, I have to share straight away this story deals with the aftermath and memories of a child’s death.  Let me explain: this story is Twilight fanfic, but it’s also very close to the TV show Ghost Whisperer, with a little Ghost Hunters thrown in to deepen the plot.  I have long admired ericastwilight’s skill as an author so it’s no surprise how this sensitive subject is written with grace and respect.

Professor Cullen is a university lecturer by profession, he is the head of a team of paranormal investigators by obsession, but his daughter has been missing for three years and the heartbreaking, overwhelming role in his life is that of grieving father.  At first Edward appeared to me as something of an oxymoron: in his work with the Denver Paranormal Society he revels in debunking paranormal occurrences, yet he sets up recording equipment nightly in the hope of hearing his daughter.  I’m no psychoanalyst, and so don’t ask me to explain his behaviour, but I did come to understand it and admire the loving father that he is – down to his very soul.  Sadly, Edward is forced to learn and accept the terrible truth upon coming face to face with ghost whisperer Bella…

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I didn’t know how much time had passed as I sat on a stool behind the podium. A cool draft swept around me, and I felt my pants leg pull lightly. 

Great. Now my fucking head was playing tricks on me again. The pull on my pants increased.

“Hayley.” I sobbed.

“Was that her name?”

I jumped slightly from her loud voice in the quiet room. I looked up at her and my anger returned.

“You should know. I’m sure you’ve done your research.” I got up from my stool and slammed my briefcase shut. I turned to erase a large chalkboard behind me, trying my best to ignore her. 

“Wait,” she said quietly. I stopped. I had no idea why I did. Maybe it was the pleading nature behind her request. “She wants to tell you my name.” I turned, my anger flaring. But instead of meeting my eyes, she was looking at something on the chalkboard.

My hand shook as wet letters started to form in the chalk dust.

Bella.

I love you, Mr. Toad.

I sobbed, dropping the eraser in my hand. The sounds leaving my lips disturbed the quiet peace in the room, causing the writing to still.

“She couldn’t find a way to talk,” Bella said softly. “Not even for your recordings.”

As the letters started to dry, more took their place.

I’m sorry, Daddy.

“No, baby,” I whispered. “I am.”

“Professor Cullen, I’m sorry about my outburst. At first, I assumed the worst –”

I shook my head, because I wasn’t sorry. I needed this. “Why can’t she talk?” I looked up at Bella just as she cringed.

“Every time she tries, water comes out,” she said with a sigh.

I sobbed and fell to my knees. Bella came to my side but kept her distance, just hovering.

“Until now,” I murmured, “she’s only been considered missing.”

This beautiful story made me cry, but amazingly, given the sensitive plot line, it never made me despair.  She Speaks Fear and Truth is complete and each of its 14 chapters are packed full of love – and eventually hope and light.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5434481/1/She-Speaks-Fear-and-Truth

To be privy to the development of Edward and Bella’s relationship, and to experience ghost hunting, join them, an arachnophobic Emmett 😉 and the rest of the team in the sequel…

Denver Paranormal Society

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*Made by ericastwilight*

Denver Paranormal Society ~ Sequel to She Speaks Fear and Truth. Follow Edward’s team, and Bella, the newest ghost-hunting member. With Bella’s abilities will it only bring Edward’s team to more harm? Their relationship is put to the ultimate test.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Supernatural/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 14 – Words: 53,959 – Reviews: 584 – Favs: 399 – Follows: 519 – Updated: 10-10-13 – Published: 10-30-10 – id: 6437814

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6437814/1/Denver-Paranormal-Society

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Heat by PrincessRachael

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Heat ~ Edward is an Alpha wolf of a dying pack in a world where she-wolves no longer exist. The responsibilities of too many lives rest on his shoulders and he’s running out of time. Edward/Bella. Graphic lemons, violence, sensitive themes. Mature.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Supernatural – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 32 – Words: 128,473 – Reviews: 3,405 – Favs: 1,374 – Follows: 1,986 – Updated: 10-12-13 – Published: 06-29-13 – id: 9441302

Rita10tx recommended this fic in the comments on the Maps To The Stars post, and since that girl knows a good fic when she reads it, it zoomed to the top of my TBR list.

Now, this is where I ask you to trust me, set aside any preconceived ideas you have of the form you like your Edwards to take, because ladies…this Edward is a wolf!  Yes, that’s right – a wolf!  Edward, Bella, and the rest of  favourite characters are still mythical creatures, although, vampires don’t exist… not in their world.  It’s amazing to me, and indeed, a testament to PrincessRachael’s talent and insight as a writer, that even though Edward’s ability to shapeshift and its inherent consequenses are integral and essential to the plot, he exudes those essential qualities to make him – the man and the wolf – an Edward I can love.

Talking of the plot: the shapeshifters are in danger of eventual extinction if the abundance of males fail to find mates and produce female cubs.  A she-wolf in heat is about as rare as Trekkie at a Twilight convention, so let’s what happens when Bella quite literally runs into Edward’s neck of the woods…

It was a she-wolf!

He couldn’t believe his eyes. A she-wolf in his territory. After all this time, after decades of searching, one had suddenly turned up in his own backyard! It was absolutely unbelievable, the most farfetched notion he could have imagined. And if any member of his pack would have reported her existence, he wouldn’t have believed it. But there she stood, clear as daylight in the murky darkness, yet seemingly fragile as an apparition. He feared she would unexpectedly disappear just as quickly as she had arrived.

The spotless white she-wolf was watching them from her perch in the furthest reaches of the tree. She was the most flawless animal Edward had ever beheld. Her eyes were the color of whiskey, not quite gold, nor that dull blond that was typical in so many wolves, but sparkling with hints of amber and saffron. Even from this distance, Edward could tell she was about half his size. In general, she-wolves were smaller than their male counterparts, but regardless, her little frame captivated him. And the way she paced nervously from branch to branch made Edward growl in response. He was instantly protective and ravenous for her at the same time.

The intensity in her eyes and the scent from her body was part of what was affecting Jasper so zealously. Clearly she was up in the tree because the gray wolf’s behavior had frightened her. She was now looking desperately around for a place of escape. She seemed oblivious to the true cause of Jasper’s unease. And perhaps she didn’t know, Edward reasoned as he felt his own body start to sink into the same depths where Jasper now swam. His wolf instincts were beginning to completely take over.

The she-wolf was in heat.

On one level Heat is a simple Edward and Bella love story, but then layer in the relationship between their wolves, the volatile relationship with Sam’s rabid pack and Aro’s crazed one.  Also add to the Petri dish, the scientific work to solve fertility problems, the possible extinction of the species, personal tragedy, a mad scientist intent on industrial espionage, brutal, unethical animal hunters, and turn up the heat with hot lemons.  All in all, it’s an explosive fic and a tremendous read!

*Please not the author’s warning of violence and sensitive themes.*

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***PrincessRachael will be removing her stories from FanFiction.net on 31st October, 2013.***

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9441302/1/Heat

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*Review by AllyVera*

Please Rescue Me by theonlykyla

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Please Rescue Me  ~ Edward was a shy young man when he fell in love for the first time. He learned the hard way that love shouldn’t hurt, right? When Bella cames into his life, he was at the end of his rope. Can she really offer him salvation? Can he dare to hope?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Hurt/Comfort – Edward • Bella – Chapters: 50 – Words: 77,266 – Reviews: 2,033 – Favs: 519 – Follows: 398 – Updated: 03-20-12 – Published: 11-21-11 – Status: Complete – id: 7569689

When my lovely colleague Cared first mentioned an Unusalward post my brain kicked into overdrive at which stories I have read that would fit best under this category, and in fairness, there isn’t really many, but the ones that you do read tend to stick out and the story I have chosen to share with you today is absolutely no exception.

I have read hundreds of Twilight Fan Fics and this story is the only one I have ever read with this premise for an Edward. This story made me cry and feel a little hopeless for our Edward, but ultimately, it is an amazing love story (just a very different one).

Please Rescue Me  bursts out at you at the very first chapter. I think the best way for you to get a glimpse of Edward is straight from chapter one (EPOV)…

“Bruises.

I hate having to find ways to cover the bruises.

This time, I’m not sure how to cover the bruise you left on me.

A hand print is clearly visible across my cheek.

I can’t call in sick again this week, but there is no reasonable explanation for the mark you left on me. Especially when all I asked was if she had any laundry that needed to be done.

She flew into a rage and screamed at me for being so weak as to want to take care of her laundry. I thought that’s what nice boyfriends did for their girlfriends.

She punched my chest and smacked my head.

She slapped me across the face then demanded that I fuck her.

I wasn’t even hard. How could I be hard when she just assaulted me?

I thought that I loved her, but this morning I realized love shouldn’t hurt. Not this much. Not this way.

But, I can’t leave her because she’s made sure I have nowhere to go. She’s destroyed my relationship with my parents; my sister has to sneak phone calls to me at work once a week just to check on me. My friends have all given up on me.

I am alone.

I’m lucky she allows me to work. But someone has to support her habits after my parents cut me off financially once I told them that I wouldn’t leave her. That was back when I still thought that she loved me, before I realized this is who she really is. I would take it all back now if I could.

I have no idea where to turn or how I can get out of this mess. But, I have to because there’s nothing left for me to endure, except death.

Someone, please rescue me.”

Um, yeah. And before you panic the “she” you read about above is not Bella! Bella shows up in the second chapter, and for Edward, meeting her is the turning point of his life as he knows it.

This story is full of angst, and it is definitely a story that comes with lots of warnings but if you can handle angst, it is such a wonderful story about a man who has lost all his self-esteem, dignity and power – but through one woman who fights for him and loves him unconditionally, he is able to gain it all back. I fell a little bit in love with Batteredward (as he is nicknamed) and he holds a special place in my heart!

*Please make sure to note the author’s warnings that come with Chapter One*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7569689/1/Please-Rescue-Me

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*Review by Midnight Cougar*

Double Struck by Honeybeemeadows

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Double Struck ~ I found her on top of a mountain. And I wasn’t even trying.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Mystery – Bella · Edward – Chapters: 5 – Words: 7,718 – Reviews: 399 – Favs: 268 – Follows: 528 – Updated: 10-10-13 – Published: 09-19-13 – id: 9698747

Genres: Adventure, Alternate Universe, Suspense, Romance

When I read the simple yet intriguing summary, and then immediately afterward the first chapter of Double Struck, I was struck with the feeling that this mysterious Edward is “more.”  That he has some kind of unusual “sixth sense” or “sight” and also that he is a complex guy – I must admit I was truly fascinated by him and the unique storyline, and still am. It’s only five chapters in, and I honestly have no idea where it’s going, but I do know that I am looking forward to this adventure, no matter where Mountainward/Otherward takes me.

Edward and his dog, Moose, climb and hike to the top of El Diente, located in San Juan Mountains of Colorado, to escape life and to seek solitude…

*excerpt chapter 1*

I picked El Diente because it was as far away as I could possibly get.

Four hours down the highway, two hours up a dirt road. Twelve miles of winding foot trail and that was just to the base. Then, there was a damn near treacherous climb to the peak. Rough cut rock newly erupted, unclaimed wilderness flopped out on all sides for as far as the eye could see. Mile upon monolithic mile of savage, undisciplined nature and little tiny me, smack in the middle of an unbroken run of prehistoric rock.

It seemed like a tasteful amount of distance to put between myself and society.

The slow-rising sun was only just beginning to stain the skyline pale yellow and powdered purple, not a single cloud in sight.

While Edward paints a beautiful picture, with breathtaking descriptions, what he finds is not exactly the serenity he was looking for, as his “sight” kicks in…

*excerpt chapter 1*

That bark. It had been so long since I’d heard him make that particular sound, I was still wondering what he could possibly mean by it when I got a full body flash of her.

Like a wrecking ball.

Like a meteor.

My knees hit the trail, then my palms. Fingers clutching dust. Lungs choking on blistering hot air. My head tried to turn itself inside out, eyes glued to the shimmery silhouette of a girl standing far off in the distance. Barely an inch tall and blurred around the edges before she jumped from light years away to impossibly close, from miles to the microscopic level in a single, tripwire heartbeat.

Shoved right up in my face, underneath my skin.

I could feel her, taste her, cell to cell for one solid instant.

I fought down the urge to black out and focused my eyes on the dirt, gulping down the wild spin of the faraway horizon on either side, breaking out into a sweat. I might as well be wrist-deep in the sun, rocks burning, heat flooding off the peak in a thick eruption of molten fire. It churned down the slippery slope, a pyroclastic flow of unearthly heat and scorching acid air as the mountain twisted itself into a spectre of its former glory.

A proverbial volcano.

Fuck.

There was someone up there.

And I’ll let you guess who that someone is! *wink* I will tell you she is not in good shape – emotionally or physically, but it’s what Edward does for her and their adventure so far – how the hell did she get way up there?! – along with the mysterious elements like “…landed back in my body,” that will draw you into this suspense-filled and distinctive story. Well, all that and the obvious pull these two seem to have for each other; I have a feeling they have both been struck by something exciting and unusual!

 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9698747/1/Double-Struck

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The new website for the Age of Edward 2013 – Anonymous Story and Banner Contest can be found here.  Get reading ladies, with such variety you are sure to find an Edward and era that tickles your fancy. Don’t forget, there is still time to enter with either a story or a banner.

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As always, please share what you’re reading this week, or a fic you’ve never forgotten.  Whether Edward is unusual or not, tell us about him – we love them all!

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Size Doesn’t Always Matter!

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Being the mature and worldly women that The FicSix are… *stop laughing, all of you* …there is no doubt in our minds that: Size Doesn’t Always Matter 😉 …and this totally applies to the Short and Sweet fics we have reviewed for you today!

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*Reviews by Cared*

A Love Story For The Ages by missrebecca

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A Love Story For The Ages ~NOMINATED FOR A SHIMMER AWARD! Edward was changed in 1918 unaware that his betrothed lay dying in an alley outside the hospital. Every eighteen years she comes back to him, only to die a horrible death. Can they find a way to stop it, before it’s too late?

Rated: Fiction T – English – Romance/Drama – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 5 – Words: 21,044 – Reviews: 68 – Favs: 118 – Follows: 51 – Updated: 10-28-10 – Published: 10-14-10 – Status: Complete – id: 6397934

This story has that special factor that sucks me into Twilight fics again and again – pardon the pun. Irrevocable love is my brand of heroin, and this fic gave me quite the hit!  The unique plot of this emotional and captivating story, A Love Story For The Ages, is exactly as the title suggests; it’s the story of a love so deep…a bond so strong…it defies logic and the laws of both nature and time. It can give the kiss of life to the long-dead human memories of a lonely vampire…

Edward had forgotten her. How her skin was milky white and her hair was so dark against her pale skin. Her lips a ruby red. He’d forgotten what they felt like, to be pressed under his own in a chaste kiss suitable for a betrothed pair. He’d forgotten how one night he’d felt her. The curves under her dress and the sighs over his face. He’d felt the soft skin of her collarbone under his lips that night. But he’d forgotten, until he saw her again.

It was eighteen years after he died. Eighteen years after a vampire named Carlisle had found him and ‘saved’ him, damning him to eternity on the earth but saving him from death. He’d never really known whether to be grateful.

But then he’d seen her. Her hair was shorter than he remembered but her eyes he would never forget. Such a deep shade of brown, he’d seen nothing like it till then. Her face was the exact same heart shape, her lips still an enticing red. She was smiling, with a man he assumed was her father. And he remembered.

Dinners with their families. Chaperoned evenings to the theatre. Nights in playing chess. Drinking tea on the porch swing. Sneaking in and out of windows. Being so deliriously in love they knew not what to do with themselves.

She would be over thirty years old now. Most likely married, with children, though seeing her then she didn’t look much older than she had the last time he’d seen her; through feverish eyes in the hospital he’d died in. How could he have forgotten her?

And so begins the heartbreaking cycle of love and loss, the waiting game and the constant race against time as the sand falls swiftly through the hourglass – all converging in the lives and deaths of the utterly spellbinding Miss Isabella Swan!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6397934/1/A-Love-Story-For-The-Ages

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Twilight on the Prairie by ilovealion

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Twilight on the Prairie ~This was inspired by the pictures taken of Robert Pattinson during the filming of Water for Elephants. Farmward looked so hot in his “period attire” that I was inspired to put him on the Prairie with Bella. E&B friends to lovers… 

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 2 – Words: 16,888 – Reviews: 24 – Favs: 39 – Follows: 19 – Updated: 02-28-12 – Published: 09-12-10 – Status: Complete – id: 6319993

I spent many a Sunday afternoon wishing I was Laura Ingalls Wilder – I know, I’m showing my age by confessing that. 🙂 I wanted to run carefree though the wildflower meadow with my sisters while wearing a calico sunbonnet. Stop laughing!  After reading Twilight on the Prairie by our very own Ilovealion, my plans of what…and who…I fancied doing in the meadow became most unPG.  In fact, they became positively M rated! 😉

We meet the lovely Bella as she wakes up to face another day of chores in her pa’s little house on the prairie. She is a dutiful daughter and willing to play her part in the running of the household, allowing her own hopes of becoming a teacher to crumble into dust.  Bella does enjoy taking care of the men though, and one in particular who she thinks back fondly on…

He and my brother Emmett had been friends forever. Heck, Edward was practically a part of the family. Growing up, he spent every spare minute with us. We would all work side-by-side to get our chores done so we could swim and fish down at the river. Even though I was friends with his sister Alice, she didn’t enjoy mud fights and baiting hooks like I did. I was a tom-boy, through-and-thorough, so I ended up being a third wheel, tagging along behind Emmett and Edward wherever they chose to go.

That was when they were children though; time and the seasons move on. Edward is studying to be a physician, like his father, but still helps out on the farm during school breaks. Bella is a young lady, constrained by circumstance, but, thanks to Edward, she gains a new awareness of what being a woman could entail…

My entire body began to flush as Edward tickled my palm with his lips. I had never, ever felt such a sensation. I could feel a tingling purr vibrate across my chest as my nipples hardened like I was outside in the cold. The sensation traveled down my body and settled between my legs, pulsing. I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath. I sucked in a gulp of air and stared at his beautiful face as he kissed my palm gently.

Sigh! Prairieward is the embodiment of sweetness and romance; he is also hot enough to ignite prairie grass!  So ladies, leave modern day life behind for a little while and revel in this gentle love story set in a simpler time.

*I can see why Ilovealion was inspired*

*Mmmh! I can see why Ilovealion was inspired.*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6319993/1/Twilight-on-the-Prairie

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*Reviews by Midnight Cougar*

Hard to Love by drotuno

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Hard to Love ~ I didn’t know how to ask him if I was going to lose the one person that had loved me unconditionally my entire life. Bella Swan had been in every moment of my life since I was seven years old. Eighteen years. She was there for it all, and it wasn’t supposed to end like this. AH/Canon couples. EPOV Rated M

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Friendship – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 12 – Words: 52,771 – Reviews: 1,675 – Favs: 1,053 – Follows: 955 – Updated: 09-01-13 – Published: 05-04-13 – Status: Complete – id: 9261922

Hard to Love by the talented storyteller, drotuno, is certainly not hard to love. It’s a short but compelling fic that really packs an emotional punch. Told completely from Edward’s point of view – except for the Fandom for Oklahoma outtake, which is BPOV and actually chapter 12 – each chapter presents Edward’s ‘Present Day’ plight and a Flashback to when Edward and Bella were children. That is where and how we learn the heartwarming progression of their special, childhood friendship into the unconditional, loving couple they are in the present day. But, where the “hard” stuff comes into play, is that all of this is recounted from…Bella’s hospital bedside.

Chapter 1

Forks, Washington

Present Day

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He [Carlisle] guided me down the hallway, saying, “She’s stable, which means you can see her.”

After several turns, I knew where we were: Intensive Care Unit.  I stopped dead in my tracks at the end of the hallway.

“Just…” I gripped his sleeve. “Just…tell me, Dad. Before we go any farther. Is she… Will she… Fuck, what happened?”

I didn’t know how to ask him if I was going to lose the one person that had loved me unconditionally my entire life. I didn’t know how to stop the shaking in my hands, either. Bella Swan had  been in every moment of my life since I was seven fucking years old – through eighteen years of bullshit – including the time the man standing in front of me and his wife took me in off the streets and adopted me as their own son. She was there for it all, and it wasn’t supposed to end like this.

I know what you’re thinking, that this is going to break your heart… Well, I’m not going to sugarcoat it, I definitely shed some tears, but I also smiled through them, as Hard to Love truly is an inspirational story of two friends and lovers, that no matter what life held for them, stayed together through thick and thin – for better or for worse. And as Edward tells us, while he talks to a “sleeping” Bella, the magic all started when he met his real life “Princess”…

“I remember the first time I held your hand, Princess,” I sighed, playing with each of her fingers. “It was the first day we met, remember?” I smiled at the memory, but kept talking, simply to keep from falling apart. “You were this bright, happy…thing…all in pink. You had this sparkly band holding back all that hair.” I chuckled and sniffled against her hand, toying with a long, dark curl. “God, you really did look like a princess to me…”

Forks, Washington

Age  7

The sound of laughter made me mad as I walked out onto the playground, kicking a pine cone as I went. I hated being the new kid.

Stupid class. Stupid school. Stupid town. Stupid Mom and her new stupid boyfriend. …

“Did you see his hair?”

I glared over my shoulder. A group of girls looked my way and then laughed. I kicked the pine cone again, falling down into the last swing and pulling my hood forward. I wanted to go back home to Chicago, but my mom had wanted to move here. It wasn’t fair.

I dug my sneakers into the dirt at my feet, pushing slowly back. When I swung forward, I had to slam my feet back down in order not to hit someone.

“Hi!” she chirped. “You’re Edward Masen.”

I nodded, staring at her. She was all in pink, with dark hair pulled back by a sparkly thing that looked like a crown. Her smile was big and she had a bunch of freckles across her nose. But her eyes reminded me of the picture of an angel I saw once in a church in Chicago.

“You’re new, right?” she asked, and I nodded again. She giggled. “Don’t you talk?”

“Yeah,” I whispered, frowning up at her. Really, she’d been the first person to talk to me all day, besides the teacher. Everyone else just…stared. 

“My name’s Bella. Today’s my birthday,” she stated proudly, sitting down in the next swing.

“So?”

“I’m seven.”

“I’ve been seven since June,” I argued, rolling my eyes.

“So we’re the same.” She kicked back and started to swing.

“No.” I shook my head, swinging forward. “You’re a girl.”

Bella laughed, but for the first time all day, the sound didn’t make me mad. “I mean the same age, silly!”

“I’m still older,” I told her.

We were getting higher and higher, which caused my hood to fall back. …

“Edward, you like cupcakes?” she asked, and I nodded, licking my lips, because it had been forever since I’d had sweets. She held out her hand for mine. “Come on. I’ll get you one. My mom made them for me.”

I slipped my hand in hers, letting her pull me up from the swing. It was warm, but even though she was a girl, it didn’t feel funny to hold her hand, because she was my new friend.

See? I know you’re smiling too. Bella is a beautiful, loving soul in this story, and Edward’s love for her will make you swoon and sigh as he takes vigil by Bella’s side while she fights for her life after a terrible car accident – the power of the Edward and Bella connection is incredible here. And, remember, even though the A/N in chapter 1 says, “…this fic comes with a huge TISSUE WARNING…and is a rough ride,” I can honestly say, it’s totally worth the time to read because Bella has a hell of a lot to live for!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9261922/1/Hard-to-Love

For complete pdf copy with images: https://app.box.com/s/ne2v3a2pv7b8b6sm9rk1

Droruno’s Blog for more information: http://www.drotuno.blogspot.ca/

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Stealing Home by Nolebucgrl

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Stealing Home ~ Edward Cullen is hot shot baseball player in a bit of a slump. Bella Swan is the girl that he couldn’t have long ago and now she’s his new owner and he can’t have her again. Will he walk away or swing for the fences?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 2 – Words: 20,278 – Reviews: 265 – Favs: 696 – Follows: 439 – Updated: 06-22-10 – Published: 06-07-10 – Status: Complete – id: 6031956

Stealing Home is another romantic, sexy Sportsward brought to us by one of my favourite fic authors, Nolebucgrl. Now, close your eyes, please, and imagine, Edward Cullen in tight, white baseball pants, and a fitted, white St. Louis Cardinals jersey, trimmed in red, outlining his well-defined muscles, everywhere, as he swings a hard… Yeah, you get the picture! lol And I’m pretty sure that was what a seventeen-year-old Bella Swan was thinking when twenty-year-old Edward first joined her father’s baseball team five years ago and she developed a huge crush on him. But now, today, that she is a college graduate, and the new owner of the Cardinals, after the sad and untimely death of her father, Charlie; how will Bella see the famous short stop? And more importantly… How will he see her?

I heard the distinctive click of high heels on the concrete floor and glanced over my shoulder to see what was going on. I hoped to God it wasn’t Lauren Mallory looking to corner me before the game. She worked for The Post-Dispatch and was constantly attempting to get me into bed. Like I was stupid enough to sleep with a reporter? Rejection seemed to bounce off her though; she just kept coming after me like a rabid dog.

The first thing I noticed when I caught sight of the female walking toward me was that she wasn’t Lauren. This woman put Lauren to shame in every single way. She had hair the color of the mahogany wood cabinets in my kitchen. I loved that color. Her heart shaped face was gorgeous, a perfect peaches and cream complexion, high cheekbones, deep brown eyes flecked with some gold…she was stunning. And the rest of her body was as lovely as her face. She was wearing a charcoal gray pinstriped suit/skirt combination with a cream colored blouse underneath. Her legs were perfect, shapely and muscular at the same time. The tight little package was made complete by a pair of gray heels that matched her outfit perfectly. My mouth was watering at the sight of her.

It wasn’t…it couldn’t be…”Bella?” I asked, shock coloring my tone.

*grins* I think Edward has a lot to learn about “Ms. Swan.” There is so much history, and unresolved feelings, between Edward and Bella, which develops into a sweet and passionate two chapter romance, where Baseballward makes a resounding resolve to, “…get her home run, both on and off the field.” 😉

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6031956/1/Stealing-Home

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Dear Bella by Lellabeth

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Dear Bella – December 22 is the only day I let myself think of you. I don’t know if you remember, but I’d do anything to forget.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 13 – Words: 15,675 – Reviews: 1,026 – Favs: 418 – Follows: 540 – Updated: 06-28-13 – Published: 05-21-13 – Status: Complete – id: 9314616

Dear Lellabeth,

There are Fanfic authors who write beautiful words, stringing them together like prayer flags in an empty wilderness. There are authors who write important stories, that promote understanding and give insight into pain, suffering and joy. And there are those who use patience and care to weave a story out of captivating moments, revealing the heart of their narrative one delicate leaf at a time.

And then there’s you.

I wonder how many tears, both sad and happy, have been shed as a result of Dear Bella?

Dear Bella,

Do you remember when we met? I can still smell the marinara that got embedded in my hoodie when you bumped into me, and I still smile when I remember how your cheeks flushed redder than the sauce. I knew you of course – the police chief’s daughter come home, the new toy for all of Forks to gawk at. They stared and you faltered, stumbled and stuttered and grimaced your way through those first few days of the spotlight. Except when everyone else had grown bored and looked away, I continued to sneak glances at the glint of your hair in the sun or the way your sundress brushed the backs of your thighs.

I’d pretend to be terrible at biology just so I could watch you arch over the microscope, watch the strawberry slick of your tongue as it soothed the chapped skin of your lips and imagine it was touching mine instead. You’d catch me sometimes, forever staring, and your wide eyes trapped me like pomegranate molasses, and I wouldn’t doubt that there were moments time stood still as I watched the hammer of your hummingbird heartbeat against your neck. But you’d always look away just as I smiled, leaving it to fall just as I had fallen.

As I said to you this week, thank you for tearing my heart into pieces with a few, carefully woven chapters; and for stitching it back together again with the skill of a story-tailor.

Yours always,

Gingerandgreen

Dear Bella ch1

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9314616/1/Dear-Bella

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Short and Sweet Reading List:

Edward in the Afternoon by cosmogirl7481 ~ My birthday present for Marvar: A boy meets girl story with sweltering heat, iced coffee and lots of sex… ExB, AH and OOC because no one is a virgin. Romance and humor with a touch of drama. Romance/Humor – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 15 – Complete

Figmentum by thimbles  ~ Figmentum: 1. figment, fiction, invention, unreality; 2. thing formed, devised; 3. image. She coaxes him into existence with every word she writes. What will Bella do when she finds herself falling in love with the main character in her latest novel? Romance/Angst – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 18 – Complete

Lady Bella by dqwhit19 ~ My name is Isabella Swan, but to the rest of the world, I am Lady Bella.” This is the story of how an international pop star and an extremely attractive USC quarterback find love, despite everything that tries to keep them apart. AH Romance – Chapters: 16 – Complete

Moments by SydneyAlice ~ She’s a college student working toward a dream. He’s a man walking away from the only dream he’s ever known. There are moments that can change your life forever. This is their moment. Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 16 – Complete

Not a Little Girl by Mylisssa ~ Edward spends Saturday nights playing poker with the bachelors of Forks. He has the utmost respect for his new friend Charlie, but when Charlie’s little girl comes home for the summer, it turns out she’s not a little girl at all. Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 12 – Complete

Plan B by chocaholic123 ~ Plan B: a strategy or plan to be implemented if the original one proves impracticable or unsuccessful. Best used in the cold light of day, after waking up in bed next to a virtual stranger. An E/B three shot. Romance/Drama – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 3 – Status: Complete

Sugar Walls by JiffyKate ~ Just a sweet and spicy short fic for JennyKate’s birthday! There’s Edward, Bella, and frosting, oh my! AH Romance/Humor – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 3

Willow by aftrnoondlight ~ First place winner in A Christmas to Remember contest – A quaint small town. A horse named Willow. Two lonely lovers. These are the ingredients of a DIVINE holiday romance. Romance/Humor – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 4 – Complete

In Transit by Lillybellis ~ Riding the same bus every day, Edward and Bella get off to a bumpy start. She thinks he’s stuck-up; he thinks she’s shallow. Sometimes what seems like the wrong thing turns out to be exactly what you were waiting for. A FGB novella for mujisan. Romance/Drama – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 7 – Complete

Rhapsody in B by Lillybellis ~ When a rising musician falls in love with his small-town childhood friend, can their yearly New Year’s Eve tradition bring them together once he rockets to stardom and leaves her behind?  Edward & Bella -Romance/Angst – Chapters: 12 – Complete

Shifting Gears by ChocolateSparrow ~ A race. A cyclist. A physio. He wants to win the Tour de France at any cost. She just wants to make it through without getting burned. A birthday gift for the lovely Erron. Edward & Bella – English – Romance – Chapters: 7

The Veil by belladonnacullen ~You always have the choice between life and death… until you don’t. There is poetry at the beginning and end of our journey, but it’s what you make of the interim that counts. BxE, rated M, canon parings Edward & Bella – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Chapters: 15 – Complete

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As with most things in life, Twifics come in many different sizes.  And, as you can see from this selection of stories, bigger doesn’t always mean better.

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ROFLMFAO!

Nothing makes us Rob h00rs happier than to see him laugh…

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…it’s a truly beautiful thing that warms our hearts and makes us smile! And so does today’s post, as we share with you some hilarious Twifics that make us ROFLMFAO!

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*Reviews by Midnight Cougar*

Awkwardly Yours by Vancouver-Canuck-Girl 

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Awkwardly Yours ~ High school Edward likes a girl named Bella, But he’s not a smooth-talking kind of fella. He has his fair share of inserting foot into mouth, And inappropriate risings down south. But he’s really kind of sweet, Even if he’s sort of a geek.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 11 – Words: 28,939 – Reviews: 1,130 – Favs: 498 – Follows: 914 – Updated: 09-26-13 – Published: 08-02-13 – id: 9557633

Vancouver-Canuck-Girl, author of the very funny The Real Life of E A Masen, has one wicked sense of humour that I absolutely love to read, and which translates beautifully into her creative writing. She makes me smile and laugh every time she updates her newest ‘Humor’ fic, Awkwardly Yours.  It is very aptly named, IMHO, as it depicts the daily plights of an awkward, geeky, and somewhat naïve and clueless, but totally adorable 15-year-old Edward.  Not only does he make me laugh my head off at all that he goes through – poor boy can’t catch a break – and with his unfiltered ramblings and hilarious inner monologue, but he also writes the best poems in his journal at the end of each chapter.

These unique and imaginative poems highlight his day’s “adventures” and how he – a horny, teenage boy – perceives them. After what his older brother, Jasper, named “Mastur-Gate 2013,” let’s take a look at chapter one’s poem to see how it all played out…

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“Like I often did, I pulled my journal out from its hiding spot and scribbled out a poem. Journal, not diary – just wanted to make that clear. Yeah, it’s sort of nerdy but it’s nice to have a place I can vent, ya know?

Tonight I got caught jerking off

All because I didn’t hear my mother knock.

Now my sister wants her lotion back

But I need when I have the urge to whack.

And damn it, I didn’t even get to finish

But now my boner has now diminished.

Fuck my life

And all its strife.

Goodnight.”

Oh, dear Edward, you are too cute. So funny, and it only gets better and funnier as he begins to act on the crush he has developed for Bella, his sister Rose’s best friend. When he finally gets a chance to talk to Bella – the object of his affections both in and out of the bedroom (remember he is 15 *wink*) – he just can’t seem to reel it in, but then he is shopping for tampons for his sister…

Excerpt from chapter 3

“Edward?”

Oh God, please don’t let that be—

“Bella! Hi. What brings you to the feminine hygiene aisle?”

Idiot!

“I mean how neat that you and Rosalie are cycle buddies.”

Seriously, how the fuck does my brain come up with that shit? ‘Cycle Buddies’? Really? Even if I knew Jasper and I were jerking off at the same time, I’d never call him my ‘Beat-off Brother’.

“Actually, I’m here getting a slurpee.” There was a smirk playing on her lips when she answered me.

I dropped the box of cooter corks like a hot potato.

“Yeah, me too. I was just here browsing.”

Bella called my bluff.

“You were browsing super absorbency tampons on a Saturday morning?”

I shrugged, trying to feign innocence. “I’ve always been curious about the different brands and stuff. They have scented tampons over at Fred Meyer. I don’t know if it’s mint or peach or something different. I’ll have to do more research. Do you know they make something called a ‘Diva Cup’? It’s durable and reusable. You should look into it. You could save yourself some money in the long run.”

I begged myself to shut up. Was it too much to ask that just once I could come across as cool?

Bella stood there, sipping on her slurpee, and let me ramble.

“You’re certainly a wealth of tampon information.”

I grinned. “Just call me Edward ‘The Tampon’ Cullen.”

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Bella laughed. “Okay, then. I should get going. Tell Rosalie I’ll call her later.”

“Yeah, okay sure. Don’t forget to research the Diva cup before your next—”

Shut up!

Shut up!

Shut the fuck up!

“—never mind. Bye, Bella.”

“Bye, Edward ‘The Tampon’ Cullen.” Her using air quotes made me want to die.

I think I’d want to die, too, Edward… Shakes my head, smiling; I just can’t stop laughing, although I do kind of get second-hand-embarrassed for him! LOL This lighthearted WiP, which updates regularly, is one you’ll want to read as you’ll get to delight in a well-written, laugh-filled story with endearing characters and a most lovable, hilarious Edward!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9557633/1/Awkwardly-Yours

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Penal Code by FictionFreak95

Penal Code by BellaFlan

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Penal Code ~ COLLABORATION with BELLAFLAN: Undercover Cop Edward Cullen wants some excitement on his beat. Bella, whom he mistakenly thinks is a hooker, desperately needs to snap out of her funk. How deep is Edward willing to go undercover to get the girl? AH, BxE

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 11 – Words: 39,189 – Reviews: 1,409 – Favs: 1,233 – Follows: 1,061 – Updated: 11-06-12 – Published: 01-03-12 – Status: Complete – id: 7706291

While I’ve mentioned Penal Code a few times over the last couple years in different posts, I knew I had to include it today as we talk about fics that make us laugh, because I can honestly say that this fic is one of the funniest I have ever read – I really did LMAO! This incredibly humorous short story was originally submitted to the Fandom for Texas Wildfire Relief but was then, to our great reading pleasure, extended, providing more laughs and crazy antics involving our beloved couple.

We must first heed the authors’ warning: “Please note the word “come” also appears as “cum” depending on the POV.”  I am laughing already just reading that and writing this review, thinking back to when I first read Penal Code. I can guarantee that after you read this amusing gem you will never look at a Pudding Cup the same way again, because when Undercover Copward’s night of adventure begins as a “John” and he meets “Bella cum-Swan” but mistakenly takes her for a “hooker”…things get…messy as they share some fun times together…

Watching Bella eat pudding was like watching a porn movie. She licked that cup dry, and I wondered if that was part of her gig – getting a guy horny and hard over pudding and then sucking him dry, hour by hour.

I could get on board with that.

And when I say “sucking him dry” I obviously meant money … although, I’m guessing she could suck me dry the other way too. She definitely had some tongue skills with that spoon, I’d noticed.

I wanted to be that spoon.

I wanted to punch that spoon in the nuts, actually, and take its place.

Sorry spoon, but you’re out.

Alas, though, as Bella began to scrape the final remnants of chocolate flavored gelatin from the plastic cup she’d been having an intimate relationship with, her eyelids grew heavy, and before I could offer to walk her home, or… back to her pimp’s place, her head fell.

Her nose landed square into the pudding cup, forcing what was left of her snack outward in a climactic spray of chocolate that speckled her face.

I was wrong. I didn’t want to be the spoon after all. I wanted my jizz to be the pudding.

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*spoon and jizz, I mean, pudding cup*

Oh, Edward, you do make me laugh…you perv! *grins* Read on, my friends, and have a great, memorable laugh!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7706291/1/Penal-Code (FictionFreak95’s posting)

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7706072/1/Penal-Code (BellaFlan’s posting)

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Suit Up by Marvar 

WINNER in the Make Me Laugh Anonymous Twific Contest

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PUBLIC VOTE: First Place: Suit Up by Marvar

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JUDGE’S VOTE: First Place: Suit Up by Marvar

Suit Up ~ Bella watches swim god Edward Masen from afar. What happens when he gets close enough to touch? My entry for the Make Me Laugh Contest. First place in Public vote and the Judges’s pick.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 2 – Words: 6,882 – Reviews: 252 – Favs: 361 – Follows: 305 – Updated: 08-13-13 – Published: 08-04-13 – id: 9562781

Marvar has written some marvelous Romance/Humour in the Twific realm, she really rocks the funny, and she’s done it again with Suit Up, which was her entry for the Make Me Laugh Contest – it won First place in Public vote and First Place for the Judges’ pick. She used Prompt #13:

Prompt 13The story is set in university, where medical student Bella Swan is taking her anatomy classes outside the classroom and into the…pool area? Oh, this should be good! LOL

I blame my current obsession with water sports on last year’s summer Olympics. Seeing all those speedo-clad hotties with the great pecs and abs made me curious enough to attend the swim meets at my own university. The athleticism, and let’s face it, the attractiveness of the men, made the meets exciting. In more ways than one.

Because that’s where I saw him.

And I couldn’t help myself from falling. (For him – not on the floor like a klutz. I’m very coordinated.)

Unfortunately, he didn’t fall.

Like for me or on me. Either one would work, honestly.

But I’d really prefer both.

*nods head* ‘cause I’m sure we’d all agree; right, ladies? And as Bella discusses her biological study specimen, with her best friend Alice, they try to decide:

“Geez…is he for real?” she asks in awe. “He can’t be human.” . . .

Edward glides through the water, muscles rippling and stretching, every stroke long and strong.

Fuck. Me. This is water porn.

“Bella? I think you’re drooling.” Yeah, I’m wet somewhere…but it’s not my chin.

I shrug. “I freely admit that his ass is fine. Though his abs and crotch deserve to be cradled with the same care and adoration. His speedo is like a frame on a work of art.”

“You have no shame.”

“I am a student of anatomy, Alice. His is flawless. Though I’m going by my observations from a distance. I’d really like to examine him close up,” I say dreamily. “And maybe sniff him.” 

Ah, yes, wouldn’t we all, Bella, but then she’d have to actually meet and get close to him…which may just happen when he comes into the suit shop – Urban Couture – where she works, which so happens to be owned by his aunt Esme Cullen. But I’ll let you read that for yourself, and see what happens when Bella fits Speedoward for a suit! Not only is it funny but…Edward is a suit? *swoon* …what I wouldn’t give to be the one measuring Edward’s long inseam. *grins* Enjoy!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9562781/1/Suit-Up#

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*Reviews by Cared*

Both of my rec’s today are Oldies but Goldies that I’m excited to share with the newer members of the fandom. They make me laugh as much today as when I read them as WIPs – I can’t give a better recommendation than that!

How to Win Back the Love of Your Existence by Missypooh

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How to Win Back the Love of Your Existence ~ It’s 4 years after Edward leaves Bella. There are no werewolves. Bella & Jake were never more than friends. Bella has grown up, graduated from College, has a boyfriend & is moving back to Seattle to attend Law School when her path crosses Edward’s. EPOV

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 47 – Words: 124,122 – Reviews: 3,474 – Favs: 1,831 – Follows: 936 – Updated: 08-06-10 – Published: 03-23-10 – Status: Complete – id: 5838734

This funny, sweet story is set four years after vampire Edward left Bella so she would have a chance at a normal, happy, human life.

Edward is still opinionated, uptight, sexually repressed and old-fashioned; he believes only he knows what’s best for Bella, but there is no denying he is also a gentleman and utterly adorable. Of course, he is still completely captivated by Bella – the love of his existence.

They meet in an airport purely by chance while waiting to board the same plane. Unfortunately for Edward and his broken, dead heart, Bella has moved on with her life as he requested, and upon landing, he is forced to witness her reunion with her live-in boyfriend.  Needless to say, 112-year-old Edward considers said doctor boyfriend to be too old and unworthy…in fact, he believes him to be a sexual deviant guilty of corrupting naive Bella, and will allow it to continue over his already dead body!  It’s a more palatable option for him than to believe his innocent Bella enjoys a sex life outside marriage.  Poor clueless Edward!

Edward justifies inserting himself back into her life as he believes Bella once again needs to be saved, and naturally he is the man…err…vampire for the job. There is only one way for him to do that – he needs to win back the love of his existence.  Poor hapless Edward!

I’d be remiss not to mention the hindrance help given by the Cullen family.  Who needs the Kama Sutra when Emmett had a Dr. Ruth persona buried inside just waiting for the opportunity to burst forth with advice of a sexual nature? LOL

I sigh in resignation.

Edward, believe it or not Emmett does know what he’s talking about. He has even given me good pointers. Listen to him. Jasper’s thoughts surprise me as I had never imagined Jasper wanting or needing advice in that area. Wow, I guess I am lucky I am learning from an expert, I think wryly. 

“Now you have two primary areas you have to simultaneously focus upon. The first is the clit, or as I like to call it her love button. Do you know what that is?”

“Yes,” I huff. “It is slang for the clitoris which is…”

“Please Edward spare us the medical lecture. And for god’s sakes definitely spare Bella the lecture. You will have a better chance in Orlando of eating Minnie Mouse’s pussy than Bella’s if you start spouting that medical jargon crap.”

“Where was I?”

“Now, the second area that is going to require a lot of attention is her… vagina. Emmett’s thoughts reveal pride in his using the correct term. “Or as I like to call it her honey pot.” Emmett is mentally congratulating himself for cleaning up his language. See Edward you don’t have the monopoly on being a gentleman.

“To make sure we understand each other, Jasper is going to show you a picture so you can use your finger and visualize as I describe the steps that should be followed.” And with vampire speed, there is a picture of a naked woman with her legs and labia spread for all of the world to see. I don’t think I have ever been so mortified…except maybe after my unfortunate bookstore incident.

“Okay, touch the love button.” I mumble “idiot” but touch it as I figure that is the quickest way to get through this part. “Very good. Now the honey pot.” I trace a circle around the entrance of the woman’s vagina. “Excellent. Now let’s talk about a woman’s juices.”

*Made by Squarepancake*

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http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5838734/1/How-to-Win-Back-the-Love-of-Your-Existence

For further shenanigans from this crazy gang, read the sequel – very eloquently entitled – How to Get Your Balls Back!

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How to Get Your Balls Back ~ It’s been nearly two years since we last saw the recently engaged Bella and Edward. The proverbial honeymoon period of their relationship is coming to an end and with that, some deep seated problems with their relationship are starting to surface. Edward has a hard time telling Bella no–even when he should. Throw in some of those other things that all couples have to get over, i.e. jealousy inducing admirers, differing tastes in music and politics, horny bisexual friends, and a fight for dominance in the bedroom, and you have the background in which Edward is going to have to figure out HOW TO GET YOUR BALLS BACK. EPOV.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 21 – Words: 59,098 – Reviews: 1,562 – Favs: 742 – Follows: 586 – Updated: 05-27-11 – Published: 09-02-10 – Status: Complete – id: 6292785

I have moved closer to Bella during our exchange. She stands up quickly and raises her hand. I realize she is intent on slapping me. 

I catch her right hand easily before it even comes close to my face. I hang onto her wrist and bend down, speaking through clenched teeth. “Don’t try that again, or you’ll regret it, Bella.” 

Her eyes widen, and I watch them glaze over with lust. We are both breathing heavy. She suddenly launches herself at me, wrapping her free arm around my neck and pulling me toward her, kissing me unabashedly. I pull back, and after briefly gazing at her swollen lips and hooded eyes, shove her down onto the bed.

Bella and I have never had angry sex, but unless I am mistaken, that is about to change.

Oh Edward! Be still my beating heart!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6292785/1/How-to-Get-Your-Balls-Back

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Midnight Desire by Twilightzoner

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Midnight Desire ~ An All Human parody of Midnight Sun. AH, AU and consequently OOC. No blood lust – just uncontrollable human lust. Smut filled fun . . .

Rated: Fiction M – English – Parody/Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 26 – Words: 89,654 – Reviews: 5,281 – Favs: 6,649 – Follows: 3,264 – Updated: 07-01-10 – Published: 07-13-08 – Status: Complete – id: 4392180

A/N: It was said of early vampire books and movies that vampirism was simply a thinly disguised substitute for sex. Back in the day, the entire genre was considered extremely risqué. With that in mind, this is an ALL HUMAN parody of Midnight Sun replacing all the vampirism with sexuality – no blood lust – just extreme human lust. Serious SMUT warning. You have been warned . . .


This story is written with tongue firmly in cheek – metaphorically speaking, that is. You will get a giggle from this highly irreverent parody if you leave your standard fic expectations behind and allow yourself to see the world through the eyes of an extremely horny 17-year-old boy.

This sweet Edward is both academically gifted and privileged; he prides himself on being in control of his life and body…that is until a beautiful, caring and enthralling new student arrives in town.

Imagine if you will, how the Biology Room scene would have played out with Edward’s bloodlust replaced by plain old human lust…

My mind grasped all this in a moment, and my body involuntarily started reacting at the same time. For the first time in my life, I was instantly and fully aroused by the mere glimpse of a woman. I couldn’t believe it. It was intolerable—unacceptable—and utterly humiliating. I simply couldn’t feel this way. But here I was, sitting in class suddenly finding myself with a raging erection. I moved my chair closer to the desk in terror that someone would notice, my hands convulsively gripping the edge of the wood. Apparently I was unable to smooth the stunned and horrified expression from my face before Bella sat down next to me, because whatever word of polite greeting she was about to say died on her lips, and she looked quickly away. She flipped her hair over her shoulder to give herself something to hide behind. She must have thought I was deranged. I felt like I was.

The look of apprehension in her eyes as she sat down had simply added to her appeal. She carried herself with an alluring sense of vulnerability. It ignited some primitive yet indefinable response deep within me. Her delicious scent also called to me—she smelled like ripe strawberries. It intoxicated my senses. The blood pulsed in my groin and I bit my lip to prevent myself from groaning aloud. This was ridiculous! How could this nothing, this woman-child, affect me so much?

I wanted to push my chair back from the desk so I could look at her surreptitiously, but I was afraid doing so might expose my…lack of control. There was no way I could study her to my satisfaction sitting right next to her—it would be far too obvious. Eventually I grabbed a binder and strategically positioned it in my lap, allowing me to hide my condition as I pushed my chair away from the desk. I could then at least drink in certain parts of her anatomy without notice.

Her chestnut hair was long—almost to her waist. It looked thick and silky and I yearned to touch it, longed to grab a fistful of it to position her head just so. Her fingers were delicate, and I couldn’t help imagining what they would feel like wrapped around a certain part of my now unpredictable anatomy. I bit my bottom lip again, practically drawing blood this time. The skin of her arms looked pale and soft and so womanly. From my current vantage point, I could see the full curve of one breast, straining against the fabric of her T-shirt. I closed my eyes and visualized the sensitive pink nipple that would adorn the peak, my tongue persuading it to come to full life in my adoring mouth. My eyes traveled down to her slim waist, and I imagined my hands grasping her to me, sliding down to her perfect rear, and pressing her into my erection. I had to catch myself before my breathing became labored. I glanced quickly around the room to see if anyone noticed my discomposure.

Now that I had memorized what I could see of her, my mind took a darker path. What would it take, I wondered, to get Isabella Swan to be alone with me? Could I use those good looks I so often disdained to lure her away? It wasn’t rape that I was thinking of—that held no appeal for me whatsoever. But thoughts of…seduction—yes, seduction, that was it—filled my mind. Not taking her against her will, but bending her to my will. I visualized myself holding her wrists above her head in one hand, while my other hand and my mouth elicited involuntary moans and gasps of pleasure, her body helplessly writhing under mine—all intellect and reason lost in sensation. I would fill her completely, and she would scream my name at her ecstatic release. My groin pulsed and I shifted uncomfortably in my chair.

I suddenly felt like a monster. I was insane. That was the only explanation. I had somehow, and for no apparent reason, simply gone insane in the last forty-five minutes. I would undoubtedly need to be committed. How had I gone from an almost asexual creature to a raving fiend in one afternoon? Class was almost over—thank you God. I hadn’t heard a single word that was said—not that it really mattered. I had to get out of here. I had to get away from Isabella Swan. She flipped her hair off of her shoulder and her luscious scent hit me again. Was she taunting me? My flagging erection stood at full mast again.

Edward’s inner monologue and the various ridiculous – completely ineffective – plans that he repeatedly forms, not to mention his endless sexual fantasies, are chuckle worthy as he is forced to take matters into his own hands – pun definitely intended! Their amusement value is only surpassed by that of the adorable and determined Monster. When I read this as a WIP, he had his own fan club, deservedly so, as the long-suffering Monster may nearly lose his mind at times but he never loses his sense of humour.

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Midnight Desire is not only funny; it’s also sweet and romantic, and, IMHO, very cleverly written, giving the reader an all-around fun and enjoyable read.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4392180/1/Midnight-Desire

Note: The continuation or “extras” from Midnight Desire is called RPG’s (Role Playing Games ;)) – link is here.

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Now that we’ve shared what makes us laugh and smile as we read, we’d love it if you’d tell us what fics make you laugh out loud!

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*what a beautiful sight indeed*

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Fantastic FilmFics!

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I’m sure we are all familiar with the phrase, “The best of both worlds.” Basically, it means that a person can enjoy the advantages of two very different things at the same time. Those five simple words have inspired books to be written, poems to be penned, and songs to be composed because it’s something many people strive for as they express themselves through their creative medium of choice.

In Twific terms, I think the best of both worlds is realized when we see our beloved Twilight characters placed in the main roles of our favorite movies. You know, Bella as Vivian in Pretty Woman or Edward as Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind. We are able to picture each scene and relive each magic, movie moment with a twist of Twilight mixed in. One of us is still waiting for a Han Soloward to be written *side eyes at Ilovealion* …but in the mean time, take a look at the other Twilight FilmFics we’ve tracked down for you to enjoy.

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 *Reviews by Cared*

I admit reading these stories was sort of weird…but weird in a good way, as all three of these fics feature the cast of Twilight characters I know and love, with familiar plot lines too – because I’ve seen and enjoyed the films which inspired them. While Pretty Woman, Sweet Home Alabama and August Rush are all undeniably good stories and movies in their own right, for someone like me, and I hope many of you, Edward and Bella being the protagonists in these versions, is the cherry on top of the cake.

I read Twilight itself before the first film was made, thereby ensuring I had my own visual of Edward in my mind, but was then delighted when I saw Catherine Hardwick’s choice to play him. Perfect! All these years later, my Edwards still bear an uncanny resemblance to Rob in all his varied forms.  For me, the Edward in Bella Donna (Pretty Woman) was a Rome Rob, and Coming Home To You (Sweet Home Alabama) was more of a Remember Me Rob. My difficulty arose upon reading Reaching For Stars (August Rush) as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is one of my top three favourite actors, and his image and singing voice kept popping into my mind as I read. LOL  Oh, what delicious inner-eye candy I savoured while reading these fics.  Sigh!

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Bella Donna by JiffyKate

*Made by Jenny Kate*

*Made by Jenny Kate*

Bella Donna ~ Edward and Bella are similar creatures; they both screw people for money, but one of them goes for blood. It’s nothing personal…until it is.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 17 – Words: 61,994 – Reviews: 994 – Favs: 408 – Follows: 718 – Updated: 09-15-13 – Published: 04-05-13 – id: 9175099

This is one of those fics where I had to ponder long and hard over how much to tell you to entice you, without robbing you of the pleasure of finding out for yourself.  I could simply say it’s a Pretty Woman meets Twilight fic, but that would not do it justice.  The basic premise is there, of course, I mean, Bella is a hooker and Edward is her John, and he does pick her up in a borrowed stick-shift car to take her back to his posh hotel for the night.  He even ends up hiring her for the week, and despite both their best efforts, feelings get involved, lines are blurred and crossed, and what should have been a simple business transaction suddenly becomes very complicated indeed.  If you’ve seen the film Pretty Woman, none of this should surprise you.  What will be a surprise though, are the tantalising extra layers of plot that JiffyKate have cleverly woven throughout, which only serve to turn a good story into a completely captivating and fascinating one.

If you’ve previously read anything from the talented duo of JiffyKate, something else that won’t surprise you is this fic being so sexually hot…

Are you okay?”

 She seems surprised at my question. “Yeah, I’m great.”

“Good. I was worried that I was too rough.”

She slowly sits down on the bed. “It was rough but nothing I can’t handle. I, um, really liked it.”

I watch as her blush covers her cheeks and moves all the way down to her rosy nubs causing them to harden. My dick automatically follows suit.

“I want to fuck you again.” 

“You certainly aren’t afraid to say what you want, are you?”

“I’m not afraid of anything, Bella, and I always get what I want. Besides, I’ve already paid you. You’re mine for the entire night.” I reach out to touch her shiny blonde hair but she jerks her head away.

“You have your rules, I have mine. No touching the hair.” 

Fuck, she’s hot. A small part of me wonders what Bella is hiding, but who the hell am I to judge? We all have our secrets. Besides, now is not the time to worry about such things; I have much more pressing issues at hand.

I try to stifle the growl that’s rumbling in my chest as I pull her onto my lap. I push two of my fingers in her mouth and command her to suck on them before taking them out and rubbing the moisture on her swollen pussy. When Bella starts rolling her hips and moaning, I know she is ready for me. Grabbing her hips, I lift her up slightly before pulling her back down on my cock.

I grit my teeth in frustration when I realize that fucking Bella feels even better the second time.

It’s not only the plot that has extra layers. Midnight Cougar and I discussed  (read, salivated over) Edward and we agreed he is MORE.  His otherworldly, commanding presence, his brilliant intellectual CEO power, and his above par performance in the bedroom, add up to MORE.

Edward has three rules:
– No kissing
– No oral
– Just fucking!
 
I only have one:
– Just read this scintillating story now!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9175099/1/Bella-Donna

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Reaching for Stars by knicnort3

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*Made by knicnort3*

Reaching for Stars ~ Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you’ve already found it. *Inspired by the movie “August Rush”. Ten year old Bree runs away from her foster home to meet her favorite singer. Eighteen year old Bella needs a new outlook on life, and finds solace in a beautiful stranger that completely turns her life upside down. *AH, B/E

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 23 – Words: 54,938 – Reviews: 577 – Favs: 217 – Follows: 363 – Updated: 08-29-13 – Published: 06-28-13 – id: 9435225

This author’s note is to be found at the beginning of the story:

Ten year old Bree Tanner has a dream to meet the band Cullen, or more specifically, their lead singer Edward Masen. When Cullen’s summer tour brings them closer than ever, Bree knows it’s her chance. Against the wishes of her parents, she sets out on a journey to finally meet her idol, but in doing so she learns more about herself than she ever thought possible.

Eighteen year old Isabella Swan is focused. She dedicates every last minute to her Columbia University education, but when her roommate asks to be accompanied to a party for the band Cullen, Isabella reluctantly agrees. While there, she meets a dashing stranger who completely captivates her, and for the first time in her life, she finds herself falling off course

Inspired by the movie “August Rush”, this story follows both Bree and Bella as they struggle to overcome the hardships they face, and find a way back to the life they were always meant to be living. 

There will be some romance, drama, slight angst, and ultimately an uplifting HEA.

Well, what can I add to that?

Bree is brilliantly written! Her story is heart breaking, but the child herself, and how she copes with life is truly heartwarming.  It’s almost painfully poignant, but from the moment I met her, I just had to believe in her finding a HEA, as much as she believes in finding Edward Cullen.

As for Edward and Bella, their moment together is all too brief, nevertheless – it is beautiful and unforgettable…

He smiled wistfully. “I’m from Chicago, so I guess it’s not that much different than here. What do you miss the most about your home…I mean, besides family and friends,” he asked, swooping the conversation right back to me.

“I don’t know, the stars maybe….The high buildings and bright lights don’t let too much of the sky through.” 

“That’s true….but again, maybe you’re just not looking at it the right way.”

“Meaning?” I asked with a smile, already knowing he had another beautiful lesson to teach me.

“Come here,” he said before grabbing my hand. The moment his skin touched mine there was an immediate physical reaction that zinged between us; it was electrifying, a spark stronger than any other I felt before. He looked at me as if he felt it too, but he just smiled and pulled me behind him towards the opposite side of the roof. “Look,” he insisted while pointing out over the city skyline. 

My heart jumped. “Stars!” I said excitedly. It wasn’t really stars; in fact it was overcast that night, but the lights illuminating from all the buildings’ windows was almost as amazing. It surprised me that I never noticed it before, but then again, I was always too busy to pause long enough to truly see anything. “Thank you for showing this to me…” 

“Edward,” he answered with a crooked smile. He still had my hand grasped firmly in his, but he squeezed it tenderly as almost a way to shake my hand for the greeting. 

“I’m Bella,” I said with a returning smile.

“Well Bella, it’s nice to meet you.”

My heart fluttered. “It’s nice to meet you too.”

I can’t quite put my finger on what it is exactly about this fic that appeals to me.  The plot is interesting and pulled at my heartstrings, and the main characters are sympathetic; they quickly and effortlessly drew me into their lives.  The secondary characters are certainly an eclectic bunch, including true and loyal friends in Jake and Alice, and the vile, despicable Victoria and Riley.  But, it is something more than that…maybe it’s the vibe given off by this absorbing story or the strong emotional element.  It is all-human, yet it has that lovely feeling there is a greater force in the universe guiding our dear characters, which gives it an extra layer of interest.  Perhaps it’s all that reaching for stars!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9435225/1/Reaching-for-Stars

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Coming Home to You by secamimom

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*Made by Cared*

Coming Home to You ~ When Bella is forced to go back to her hometown to take care of unfinished business, will she be able to leave the past behind her or is she just finally coming home?

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 22 – Words: 39,675 – Reviews: 322 – Updated: 6-20-11 – Published: 10-7-10 – Bella & Edward – Complete

Edward and Bella have been inseparable since they were tots, and it looked like they would be devoted to each other for well…forever.

Bella peddled her bike as hard as she could, her long brown hair blowing in the breeze behind her. Finally arriving at Edward’s, she threw her bike down and ran into the back yard where she knew he would be. Flinging the door to the old barn open, she found Edward exactly as she had a hundred times before. He stood before her in an old pair of ripped jeans and one of his favorite flannels, a pair of old work boots on his feet. All were splattered with paint that had somehow not made it on the large piece of cardboard in front of him.

Edward loved to paint. He had begged his mom and dad for canvases like real artists used, but they weren’t able to afford them at the time. So, Edward had settled for large pieces of cardboard that he would tack in front of him while he worked on his masterpieces. He often imagined that one day he would have his very own place to paint in peace and not have to hide away in a barn.

“Edward, whatcha doing?” Bella asked as she took a seat on one of the extra stools Edward had brought out for her one day. He figured since she spent as much time in here as he did, she should be comfortable.

“Nothing much. You ready to go?” he asked her as he began to pack away his painting supplies. He cherished every item he had. Not knowing when his parents would have the extra money to buy him more supplies, Edward made sure to take care of the ones he had.

Once he was all packed up, he walked over to Bella and grabbed her hand, leading her out of the barn. The two of them walked hand in hand down the well worn path behind the Cullen’s property. They both knew this path very well since this too was a daily thing for them. Once they had reached the meadow, they both laid down in the tall wildflowers, hands still clasped between them.

After a few moments of silence, Edward turned to Bella, almost willing her to look at him. Finally feeling the sensation that he was watching her, she turned to him, brown eyes meeting green.

“Bella Swan, one day I’m gonna marry you,” Edward told her with complete conviction. Bella looked over at him, smiling widely. Bella shook her head at him, laughing a little bit as she sat up. Edward followed suit, and sat up beside her.

“Now why would you wanna marry me, Edward?” she asked him as she held his hand tightly in hers.

“So that every day you can be the last person I see before I go to sleep and the first one I see when I wake up,” he told her. They both smiled at each other and leaned in together, sharing their first kiss.

Oh, my!  Isn’t that one of the most romantic and sweet lines in the universe? It made me simultaneously melt and smile.  You would think the next line should be “and they all lived happily ever after”, but it’s not.  I was left wondering what on earth had happened to drive Edward and Bella apart.  Not just metaphorically speaking – Bella now lives in New York and Edward still lives in Forks.

Riley, a suit from New York, proposes to Bella, she accepts, and travels home to Forks for the first time in seven years.  It’s not purely a social visit as she has the teeney-weeney, itsy-bitsy, little matter of getting a divorce from Edward to take care of.  Of course, I was rooting straight away for Bella to reunite with Edward; I did feel a tad sorry for Riley though, as he is totally unaware of an ex-husband – or not so ex as it turns out.  The fact that I envisaged him as Patrick Dempsey, (aka Dr. McDreamy) has absolutely nothing to do with it. *wink* (Understand what I mean about all the inner-eye candy now?)

Naturally, Edward and Bella fight, say and do mean things to each other, make stupid mistakes, and are the last people to recognise they are both still in love.

So, make a bowl of popcorn, dim the lights and settle down to enjoy the banter, the underlying love and the entertaining secondary characters. And, just like in a good RomCom, let’s see if Edward and Bella find their way home to one another.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6380253/1/Coming-Home-to-You

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*Reviews by Midnight Cougar*

La Ville Lumière by Audeamus-Amor 

La Ville Lumière ~ COMPLETE: Inspired by the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset films, Bella and Edward meet in Paris. With only 12 hours left in a city made for lovers, how will they fare? Rated M for My God, I can’t believe I wrote a Lemon. AU, AH, ExB, THREE-Shot.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 3 – Words: 16,578 – Reviews: 73 – Favs: 132 – Follows: 39 – Updated: 03-07-09 – Published: 03-05-09 – Status: Complete – id: 4904279

This three-part story, told from both BPOV and EPOV, may be short but it certainly isn’t lacking in anything, especially adventure and romance! La Ville Lumière was inspired by the 1995 romantic drama film Before Sunrise, starring Ethan Hawke; where a young American man, and a young French woman, meet on an European train and disembark in Vienna, as they spend the night walking around the city, and getting to know each other, and then its 2004 sequel, Before Sunset, which picks up the story years later.

The premise for this story is much the same, except the ending differs somewhat and it is set in Paris, France – la ville de l’amour – and both Bella and Edward are young Americans on a lone, summer adventure before real life dictates its expectations. They casually meet outside a French pub, as Edward offers Bella a light for her cigarette. Their romantic connection is instantaneous and one could even say…smokingly erotic…

He gave me another appraising look, his eyes traveling up my body just once, tauntingly slow. My insides squelched at the obvious insinuation in the look and I cleared my throat to stop him, playing the part of the good girl. He gave me another dazzling smile before he took steps forward, his chest nearly touching mind. My breath faltered as his fingertips came dangerously close to my lips, his earthy smell and just a hint of cologne mingling pleasantly in the air around me. He plucked the cigarette from my mouth and I licked my lips unconsciously the moment he pulled it away.

He smiled at me again, reassuring yet burning with his easily won intensity. It probably came naturally to him, that smoldering look, it was a mainstay of all men that looked the way he did; it was like the membership card to the club. He moved to place my unlit cigarette between his lips and I opened my mouth to protest, but when he gave me a challenging ‘tut’ I quickly quieted. He touched the cherry to the end, his deliciously full lips closing around the cigarette that had only just been in my mouth, and inhaled… Sexily. I didn’t know that breathing could be sexy, but watching the way his eyelashes fluttered just barely as he inhaled and the sound of the softest moan rumbling from his throat as he exhaled confirmed it. Breathing could be sexy. Almost painfully sexy. He offered it to me and I took it, his fingers brushing against mine.

And, as in true Twilight fashion…sparks fly! But when they part ways, and she walks off into the Paris night, something quickly changes in Edward’s mind, and on their last night en Paris, he decides to up the ante and propositions her with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…

“Miss! Wait!”

I turned around, my decision still unmade.

“Yeah?” I called back, stopped in my spot.

“Come with me!” he called, his eyes shining with the promise of an adventure.

“I don’t even know you!” I yelled, ignoring the confused looks of an elderly couple as they stepped around me on the street.

“Well,” he carried on, not missing a beat, “Get to know me!”

His boyish enthusiasm was impossible to ignore, the glint in his eye more charming than anything he had pulled out thus far. Looking at him, I knew the night would be anything but boring, the opposite of safe. 18 years of careful, self-imposed maturity was protesting somewhere inside of me. No! Don’t do it! I shook my head at him, just barely, refusing his invitation, agreeing with the voices in my head. He was leaning out, his upper body hanging over the edge of the window.

He pouted at me playfully and shrugged, “Please?”

I took a step toward him and stopped. Don’t do it. Do it. Don’t do it. Do it! I teetered on my feet, my teeth worrying my bottom lip, my hand clenching and unclenching into fists at my side. Everything about him screamed reckless, screamed playboy, and while I knew that I probably shouldn’t have, I took a step forward…. Then backward…Another two steps forward… And another… And finally, I broke into a run…

I knew what I needed …

…And what I needed was an adventure.

Oh, yes, Bella, that’s exactly what you need! Ooh, la la, so much ‘love at first sight’ and sweet romance. *wink*

And there is now a final installment of this series of movies, called Before Midnight (2013)… And I am hoping the author of La Ville Lumière may someday be inspired to write a bit more of her lovely tale, so we can see where life took these two adventurers.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4904279/1/La-Ville-Lumi%C3%A8re

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From Geek To Chic by MrsK81 

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*Made by Evilnat*

From Geek To Chic ~ Convinced she was headed to permanent residency in Loserville, Bella Swan would have done anything to fit in with the popular crowd. What if she was presented with an opportunity to do just that? Would she take it happily or would she stop and think about the person she was leaving behind? Inspired by 13 going on 30. Romance, drama, humor and a little bit of everything.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 12 – Words: 48,315 – Reviews: 430 – Favs: 191 – Follows: 290 – Updated: 08-18-13 – Published: 02-17-13 – id: 9021054

I previously reviewed From Geek To Chic by MrsK81 in the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…. post, but wanted to mention it again because it fits into today’s post perfectly. It was inspired by the 2004 movie 13 Going on 30, where an unpopular girl or “geek” falls asleep and wakes up many years later as an older, professional woman but with the personality of a child in an adult’s body… She has a whole new and different life, both personally and professionally, to cope and deal with, and Bella’s adventures are as fun to read in this fic, as Jenna’s were to watch in the movie. From Geek To Chic continues to make me smile; Bella is strong, intelligent, and resilient, and I am still following and enjoying each update.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9021054/1/From-Geek-To-Chic

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Lady Of The Knight by ObsessingOverEdward

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Lady Of The Knight  ~ One rainy night and a bit of bad luck has two complete strangers thrown together in a chance encounter. Bitter by an unfaithful wife Edward runs away to New York where he takes in an unlikely companion with a questionable occupation. Pretty Woman AU/AH

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 26 – Words: 97,573 – Reviews: 3,573 – Favs: 4,048 – Follows: 1,181 – Updated: 11-16-10 – Published: 09-21-08 – Status: Complete – id: 4550368

Again, this is a sweet Twific that I have mentioned a few times in past posts, but since it is also inspired by a movie, the excellent flick, Pretty Woman, I’d be remiss not to mention Lady Of The Knight. Not only is it a lovely, romantic read, it’s a different twist on the movie that makes it a bit unique and interesting, and as the author says, “It’s very loosely based on the movie Pretty Woman. I loved Richard Gere in this movie. He played a fantastic piano playing Edward.” *nods head and swoons*

Previous reviews: Here and Here.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4550368/1/Lady_Of_The_Knight

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*Review by WiltshireGlo*

Mate of Honor by MagTwi78

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Mate of Honor ~ Best friends Bella and Edward have a deal—if they’re not married by the time they’re 30, they’ll marry each other. While she’s been searching for Mr. Right, he’s been busy with Miss. Right Now. Would you be happy seeing your long-time love say ‘I do’ to someone else? B & E, M

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 15 – Words: 29,538 – Reviews: 677 – Updated: 9-12-13 – Published: 11-29-12 – Edward & Bella WiP

Warning: MagTwi78 has an evil streak and she’s taking it out on poor Edward – and I adore him! Actually, I also adore MagTwi78 because she has given us an Edward who is thoroughly charming, completely inept at showing his feelings and tries so hard to show Bella just who the best man is – the poor boy!

Hold on, I’m getting ahead of myself…let me set the scene. Bella is working in Australia and calls her best friend, Edward, with news…

I stretch my legs further, pointing and flexing my toes. “So why are you calling? Nobody else to torment?”

“What? Can’t I call my best friend?”

“Of course you can.” I can hear my own voice softening. “I just don’t think you called to tell me you were eating lunch.”

Again, that laugh—I’ll never get sick of the sound. “Okay, I’ll cut to the chase.” A gulp, that sounds more like drinking than eating. “I’m letting you off the hook.”

“Which one?”

“The one that ties you to me forever.”

My heart falters. “What do you mean?”

“I’m doing it! I’m really doing it!” 

“Doing what?”

“Edward, I’m getting married!” Bella laughs again, that husky chuckle that I’ve loved all my life, and the world falls away from my feet. “And I want you to be my mate of honor!”

*gasp!* Pause for dramatic effect and heartstopping moment – *ohmyedward* and chapter two!

“I’m sorry? You want me to be your what?” My heart has just been ripped from my chest, and she’s speaking some bizarre dialect.

Bella giggles again. “My mate of honor! Isn’t that the cutest?”

Cute? “Who are you, and what have you done with my best friend?” And my reason for living.

“You crack me up, Edward. Seriously. You see, I was talking to Benno about it—”

My defenses are instantly up. “Who’s Benno?” 

“My fiancé, of course! Anyway, he’s an Aussie. I met him through work—he’s one of the curators at the museum. We started talking at Starbucks. He bought me a coffee because I was holding up the line—it wasn’t my fault, their money is all colorful and confusing and plastic. So we exchanged numbers, went out a couple of times, and really hit it off.”

I hate the guy already. And what the fuck kind of name is “Benno,” anyway?

Bella giggles before she continues. “One night he took me to dinner and asked if I believed in love at first sight, and it was so romantic! And then we went for a walk along the pier, and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Isn’t that the sweetest thing?”

I bite back my immediate response and go with something a little more non-committal. “Mhm.”

“And you just have to be in the wedding! But you can’t be the ‘maid’ of honor, obviously.” I can practically hear her eyes roll. “And I was telling Benno about you, and he said you could be my mate of honor. You know, ’cause you’re a bloke.”

And so it begins! Mate of Honor is delightfully written – the gentle humour that Mag injects into the story appears effortless because her writing is so smooth. The torment she inflicts on Edward is teasing and affectionate. It’s both a joy and horror to see his reactions and competitive streak appear, making him behave ridiculously. The more he puts himself into uncomfortable situations to get Bella to notice him as not just her best mate, the more I will him on to win her heart – or maybe he just doesn’t realise that he doesn’t have to try quite so hard.

Written completely from Edward’s PoV, it’s a bloke’s view of weddings and all that goes with them – That’s right. My gift bags are classy. I googled bachelorette gift bags as part of my research—and I was pretty freaked out by the stuff that appeared. My Bella is a sophisticated girl; I’m giving her a high-class event. No cocks on straws at this party. LMAO if men only knew the half of it…!

MagTwi78 has me giggling, swooning and cheering Edward on in equal measures as he tries to be all things to the girl he thought he’d walk down the aisle by default – simply because she was supposed to be his all along.

Although we’re fifteen chapters in there may be a little way to go yet and I never want it to end!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8750134/1/Mate-of-Honor

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*Review by AllyVera*

Twilight on the BLUE LAGOON by knicnort3

*Made by ysar*

*Made by ysar*

Twilight on the BLUE LAGOON  ~ Bella was one of the popular sophomores in her high school, but when a class trip goes awry she finds herself marooned on a tropical island with Edward Cullen, the resident school geek. The two must overcome their differences and learn to work together in order to survive. If you’re a fan of ‘Twilight’ and ‘Blue Lagoon’, this is the story for you! *more info inside* AH, AU, E/B

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Adventure – Bella – Chapters: 34 – Words: 136,647 – Reviews: 3,868 – Favs: 2,003 – Follows: 1,622 – Updated: 10-17-12 – Published: 07-11-12 – Status: Complete – id: 8309300

I have many guilty secrets, many of which I won’t share at the moment (‘cause really, that is TMI), but one I will share is that I loved Blue Lagoon when I first saw it in the 1980’s, and I remember having to sneak around behind my Mum’s back to see it! *sigh* Those were the days…

So to see a Twilight/Blue Lagoon crossover was pretty exciting for me – even more exciting though was the fact that knicnort3 wrote it.  I may or may not have bounced up and down when I saw the alert when she published the first chapter.  I read the story as a brand new WIP, and I followed along with the adventure of Bella and Edward with all the faithfulness of a terrier puppy.

First up – I will let you in on a little secret – you aren’t going to like this Bella at first. She is one of the “popular” crowd and thinks quite well of herself, so when she gets stranded with Edward – who is quite unlike any Edward I have encountered before – she is rude and downright nasty to him.  This, of course, is quite a turn up for the books, as how many times have we encountered the opposite situation – where Edward is the loathsome one?  Just like we always forgive the Jerkwards – you will forgive and get to understand our little “Jerkella” here.

One thing about it, though, you will love Edward immediately, particularly if you have a soft spot for Geekwards.  But it’s got to be said, Edward adapts to his “deserted island” surrounds very quickly and becomes quite the survivalist.

A little glimpse of Survivalist Edward and Bitchy Bella mellowing a little in chapter three…

He looked absolutely ridiculous standing out there with a bright orange life vest and large pointy stick…but he didn’t seem to care. He was stranded on an island with a girl who was sure to make fun of him and had in the past, but none of that mattered to him. He was focused on getting fish and surviving the day, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t inspiring. He was right, none of that crap mattered and there was no reason to be embarrassed on that island – there wasn’t room for it, and we sure as hell didn’t have the extra energy to waste on something as superficial as looking good and acting cool.

I decided then that it was time to pull my head out of my ass and do my fair share of contributing to our survival… so I gave myself the nauseating task of cleaning the fish he already caught. It was the last thing I really wanted to do, but it wasn’t right that he was doing all the work while I just sat there and watched.

I took out his knife, and winced as I cut the head off the first fish. “Ewww!” I wanted to vomit. “Pull it together, Swan,” I told myself with a deep breath, turning my face so I didn’t have to smell the stench of the bloody fish. But then something clicked in my mind and I willed myself to just get through it. Once I was determined to get it done, it was much easier and I realized it wasn’t even as gross as I was expecting. Next I cut open the abdomen, and rinsed it out in the waves before bringing it back to the fire.

When I got both fish cleaned, skewered, and set over the fire, Edward returned completely soaked.

“You cleaned the fish?” he asked surprised as he unsnapped his life vest. “How’d you know how to do that?”

I shrugged. “My dad is an avid fisherman and used to make me go with him. I always refused to clean them before, but I watched enough times to know what to do,” I explained.

“Cool,” he said. When he opened his vest to take it off, two more fish fell out.

“Wow, you did well,” I said impressed.

“It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be,” he said with a smirk.

I cleaned the other two fish, and then roasted those as well. When they were finished, we sat there and ate them feeling like it was Thanksgiving. The two medium to small sized fish we each had wasn’t much by normal standards, but we were beyond stuffed and spent the rest of the evening throwing up.

“Ugh, were they poisonous?” I asked weakly.

“No, I think we just ate too much after not eating anything for a few days,” he explained.

I had already vomited in front of Edward once before, but doing it at the same time as him, side by side, was absolutely disgusting and yet strangely cathartic. He didn’t comment on it, and neither did I. We just did what we needed to do and waited for the other to finish as well. When we were both done emptying the contents of our stomachs onto the sand, we helped each other up and walked slowly back to where we had slept the night before. We laid down wishing for the horrible feeling to just pass as soon as possible, and we drifted off to sleep for the night.”

I won’t give away too much of the plot, but lots happen to our favourite couple while stranded on their deserted island, and they both change immensely (Edward’s is more of a physical change and Bella’s a mental one).

I loved this story SO much…I never doubted I would for a second (even when Bella was being a 24-karat bitch).  knicnort3 has a talent for surprising and entertaining her readers in equal measure and this story is no exception, even if Blue Lagoon was before your time, you don’t even need to worry – you will enjoy this story regardless!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8309300/1/Twilight-on-the-BLUE-LAGOON

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AGE OF EDWARD CONTEST

Yeah! The Age of Edward entries have begun to post on ffn here. Get reading ladies!

Remember, there is still time to write an entry, details can be found here.

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Reach out and grab yourself a delicious energy boosting snack ladies to sustain you while enjoying these fantastic fics!  

As always, we’d love to know what you are reading, so please share with us what has owned you this week. If you have any “best of both worlds” fics, we’d be thrilled to hear about them also.

The FicSix

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Fiction, Friends and Friskiness!

Fan Fiction Fridays

Just like people, friendships come in all shapes and sizes. Some are short and sweet, serving a momentary purpose, while others are strong and formidable, lasting for years.

No matter the type of relationship, all friends have one thing in common. At some point in time, they met.

I think  the American author, Anais Nin, described it best:

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

As I, ilovealion, sit at my dear Cared’s kitchen table in Ireland, I see Anais’ words come to life. As friends joined together in person and via Skype, the FicSix created this meaningful post. My “new world” was born because of a few comments on a Twilight blog, and it continues today, almost three years later, as something more precious than I ever anticipated.

Twilight and Twific have brought us all together. So, today’s post is appropriately about friendships and their beginnings. Let’s take a look at the “meet sweets” of Edward and Bella in some of our favorite stories.

*Review by Cared*

Fanfiction Addicts and Review Whores by Hoodfabulous

*Made by Monica Solis*

*Made by Monica Solis*

Fanfiction Addicts and Review Whores ~ Bella Swan is a closet fanfiction addict who lacks romance in her life, so she decides to create it online. After transitioning from fanfiction reader to fanfiction writer she butts heads online with TonyMazen69, a well-known smut writer in the Moonlight fanfiction world. What happens when the two bickering fanfiction writers meet during a three-day Moonlight Fanfic Convention?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 11 – Words: 27,894 – Reviews: 718 – Favs: 384 – Follows: 694 – Updated: 08-27-13 – Published: 04-04-13 – id: 9169385

Chapter One is entitled ‘The First Step is Admitting’ and opens, quite fittingly so, with Bella attending an AA meeting seeking solace in a safe place; a place where no one would judge…

There is a semi-circle of metal chairs in the middle of the room. Haggard looking guys and girls, some older than I, some younger, sit in the chairs. Their faces droop and are lined with distress and hard times. I probably look just as rough. When I got dressed earlier tonight I noticed the dark shadows beneath my eyes and my brown hair, once full and shiny, now hung limp and lackluster past my shoulders.

A tall man in his mid-twenties stands near the front of the room. He looks vaguely familiar, and it doesn’t take me long to identify him as Mike Newton. Mike Newton is quite a catch in our small town. It’s probably the blonde hair and sparkling sky blue eyes that draw the women in the most, or possibly the fact that he’s a business owner. Mike owns Newton’s Sports Bar, and I immediately find myself snorting over the irony of the situation.

A sport’s bar owner in an AA meeting. How ironic.

Mike frowns at the sarcastic grin on my face. He’s probably remembering the torment Rose and I constantly inflicted on his dweeby ass in high school. He motions for me to sit among the group and I do. The other basement dwellers are unfamiliar to me, which means they are not locals. Although AA is supposedly anonymous, everyone knows there are no secrets in small, Southern towns. These people are probably intelligent enough to switch towns to hide their shameful addictions.

Now, why didn’t I think of that?

Mike, apparently, is the chairperson of this illustrious club of troubled souls. He stands in the middle of the semi-circle of chairs, glancing at our distraught faces as he speaks. When he meets my brown eyes, I advert my gaze to the styrofoam cup of coffee clutched in my hands. I not only try to avoid Mike’s stare, but also the smell of body odor drifting from an extremely red-faced man to my right. This dude looks as though he hasn’t seen a tub of water in a year. 

“Do we have any newcomers who’d like to stand and introduce themselves?” Mike asks.

My eyes dart up from the dark swell of liquid in my hands. Mike meets my stare head-on, pleading with his eyes for me to stand. I take a deep breath, knowing that this was the reason I was here, to admit I had a problem. I stood, sat my cup of coffee on the metal chair, and carefully smoothed out any wrinkles in my black dress pants. 

“My name is Bella Swan,” I begin, taking a deep ragged breath as I met the smiling, friendly faces of my basement companions. “And I’m a fanficaholic.”

I roared with laughter when I read that scene.  Why?  Did I consider Bella a caricature to be ridiculed?  No!  I recognised a sister soul in Bella and I could picture myself sitting next her to with wild eyes and pounding heart, clutching on to her with a sweaty palm.  Why?  *clears throat – scrapes back chair – stands up – titters nervously * “My name is Cared, and I’m a fanficaholic.” *side-eyes at Ally Vera, Midnight Cougar, Ilovealion, Gingerandgreen and Wiltshire Glo*

Now, along with this fabulous Bella I can identify with, this hilarious story has a cast of characters with interesting online user names such as AngelWings, AliceTrippinThruWonderland and JazzyPoo22.  My favourite of them being Edward, aka TonyMazen69, who leads a ‘pathetic existence as a complete and utter review whore and eventual novelist’. The Oxford Dictionary Hoodfabulous definition of a review whore is: a writer who thrives on his or her reviews, constantly living in the sweet, sweet glory of the encouraging, thoughtful words of his readers. 😉

I’m really looking forward to these online friends meeting at the upcoming Moonlight Fanfic Convention.  I hope they experience the magical connection I was blessed to find upon meeting my online friends.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9169385/1/Fanfiction-Addicts-and-Review-Whores

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*Review by WiltshireGlo*

 Maybe I’m Falling For You by coldplaywhore and Flightlessbird11

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Maybe I’m Falling For You ~ Edward and Bella meet one cloudy May morning at their neighborhood coffee bar. Little do they know that they have actually been conversing for several months under assumed names. Collaboration between CPW and FLB11. M for language and lemony goodness.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 36 – Words: 202,788 – Reviews: 6134 – Updated: 8-23-10 – Published: 8-30-09 – Edward & Bella – Complete

Online friendship – a world of ridiculous pseudonyms, anonymous avis of favourite bands, artists, or even *rolls eyes* hot young actors, leading inevitably to conversations that no one would ever have in real life! Bonding over a passion that few understand, an intense dedication to a cause or just a shared sense of humour… Sounds far-fetched? Yeah… I thought not! It’s a world we all know so well. But can silly online ramblings lead to face-to-face friendship? Would you even like each other if you met for coffee or would you be drawn together instinctively, unknowingly, regardless of where you met?

Although it’s an oldie from the world of fanfic legends, Maybe I’m Falling For You resonates even more for me now than when I first read it three years ago. It’s not difficult to understand the true affection felt for a person you’ve never met, whose given name is unknown to you and whose face you wouldn’t recognise on the street.

Coldplaywhore and Flightlessbird11 (incidentally, online friends who collaborated to write this, but hadn’t met in real-life!) capture the frivolity and lightness of online friendship, but also that magic spark between Edward and Bella.

PennyLane84: Morning Stranger.

 Ah, one of my favorite times of the day, when I found my constant companion online or in today’s case she found me.

 Paperback_Writer: Morning yourself.

 PennyLane84: I didn’t see you around last night, started to worry you got attacked by the parrot lady again.

 Paperback_Writer: Thankfully no, although I did see her this morning at my local coffee shop. I hid like a coward and prayed she found her own personal pirate… or walked off the plank, either option seemed good to me.

 PennyLane84 and I had met online several months ago on a music based chat room where we got into a heated discussion with some punk teenager with the handle ‘Paul_iz_Ded’, who insisted to us that the Beatles were overrated. Of course, PennyLane and I being huge Beatles fans, as evidenced by our own handles, spent the next few hours trying to bend him to our ways and lead him from the dark side, to no avail. On a positive note though, I struck an unlikely friendship with another fellow New Yorker and we chatted about virtually everything, including my favorite parrot lady.

 PennyLane84: That’s a shame, she sounded like a lovely woman, arrghh… (attempting pirate impression. Is it working?)

 Paperback_Writer: Yeah, I tend to prefer my ladies with pets that don’t molt. (No, not really. LOL)

 PennyLane84: No molting pets. Got it. Can you handle two crazy roommates? Thanks for crushing my ego btw.

 Paperback_Writer: Well if it helps at all, I am sure hidden behind your computer monitor I am certain you are a pretty woman. (Stroking the ego as best as I can) I don’t do crazy roommates either. If I did, I’d still be living with my two best friends.

 PennyLane84: Apology accepted. Do you live alone?

 Paperback_Writer: No. I have 87 cats actually. I’m the cat man of New York City.

 PennyLane84: See, we could never work in real life. I love dogs.

 Paperback_Writer: Whatever PL84. You don’t have a pet, you just told me so. What makes you think you wouldn’t like one of my cats?

 PennyLane84: Allergies.

 Paperback_Writer: Look at that… the cats are gone. I have an allergy to raisins, or at least I tell people I do because I hate the texture.

 PennyLane84: And you think the parrot lady is weird?

 Paperback_Writer: Make fun all you want. Didn’t you previously mention an aversion to cereal?

 PennyLane84: Not all cereal… just the shit that stays crunchy in milk. I mean, how do they do that? Isn’t it supposed to go soft? I’m certain they smother the cereal in all sorts of additives and preservatives that will probably cause me to sprout a third limb. Although I suppose an extra arm would help me walk the dogs.

 Paperback_Writer: It always comes back to those damned dogs.

 PennyLane94: So what’s on your agenda for the day?

 Paperback_Writer: Oh you know, the regular shit. Knitting an afghan for my hard of hearing grandmother with belly button lint, taking my underwater basket weaving class down at the Y and after that I think I have to skip to my loo. What about you PL?

 PennyLane84: I have to get to work and walk some dogs around a park, scooping up their feces for way too little money. Then I think I might force my roommates to eat some of my atrociously bad cooking.

 Paperback_Writer: Sounds thrilling. Too bad you can’t cook for me, I’m absolutely horrible. Perhaps I should sign up for cooking classes at the Y after I’m done learning about underwater basket weaving.

 PennyLane84: Dog walking is not thrilling in the least, but it certainly beats working for the man, don’t you think? As for the cooking, my roommates say it’s good, but I tend to be a bit experimental. I think they are just being nice because I haven’t killed them yet.

 Paperback_Writer: Ah death by casserole, what a way to go.

 PennyLane84: Speaking of going, if I don’t sign off soon the Pug might walk himself. Have a great morning PBW. C U Soon.

 With that final sign off, she was gone. Her name was no longer highlighted on my little messenger system and my heart stopped soaring for a moment. I tried to ignore the thoughts and feelings my online friend made come to life within me and grabbed my coffee and paper, opting to get comfortable on my couch to finish up the morning.

It’s such a lovely story to get swept along with – and if, like me, you’ve had the pleasure of meeting some online friends and recognising kindred spirits, this will make your heart glad. Bearing in mind that real life can often be stranger than fiction, be sure to take note of your fellow coffee drinkers…you never know if one of your closest online friends is actually only a few steps away! 😀

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5343966/1/Maybe-I-m-Falling-For-You

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*Review by AllyVera*

Tropic of Virgo by In.a.Blue.Bathrobe

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Tropic of Virgo ~ He’s a young but jaded musician writing lyrics for his band, and she’s a naive, frustrated poet looking to break out of her shell; their words collide online. What happens when they meet in high school, unaware of their literary connection?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Chapters: 38 – Words: 150,800 – Reviews: 19,670 – Favs: 12,213 – Follows: 5,175 – Updated: 09-09-13 – Published: 03-04-09 – Status: Complete – id: 4901517

When my fellow FicSix colleagues discussed doing a post which covered Edward and Bella meeting (or probably more importantly) getting to know each other online, the first story that popped into my head and stuck there was the wonderful Tropic of Virgo, written by the uber-talented  In.a.Blue.Bathrobe.

We meet both Edward and Bella in the first chapter when they “discover” each other online.  Bella writes poetry and Edward loves her words, and she loves his.  Unbeknownst to both of them, the girl from Phoenix and the boy from Forks are soon to meet in person – but it is a quite a while before Edward and Bella find out that they are each others’ online personas of Debussy_88 and Ordinary_Girl.  They are brought together online with their words, but when they meet in real life, they are brought together by music.  And here unfolds the plot…  Edward is a member of the band Breaking Dawn and when he first hears Bella sing, he knows she is what he is looking for.  But nothing ever goes as smoothly as you hope!

Now, my normal “M.O.” is to show Bella’s first glimpse of Edward (because you know, that is always my favourite part), but today, I have to share Edward’s beautifully worded first sight of Bella – just after reading Ordinary_Girl’s latest comment to him…

“The words triggered a song to tumble around in my head, and it occurred to me that I was arranging for the mystery girl’s voice, and I could hear her speaking, a breathy alto, ultra feminine and warm with residual laughter, and imagining it made my heart beat faster, and I realized with horror that it was real, she was here, chestnut brown hair and navy hoodie and that incredibly sensuous voice telling the teacher, “I’m Bella Swan,” and she was so beautiful and simple and genuine I wanted to cry, or ravage her mouth with mine, or beg her to sing for no-one but me.

Instead I just sat there, gripping the table, not knowing what to do or what to say. The irony of it infuriated me. My name was synonymous with money and style, my reputation with the ladies famous. I was the lead singer in a rock band, and I’d lost my nerve for a shy little girl who wasn’t even wearing lipstick. She approached my desk, tripping slightly, and I recoiled. Her wide eyes were clear brown, and I wanted to drown in their sweetness and warmth, but then she frowned a little, and the blush from the lunchroom returned with full force. She looked down, and sat next to me, and I remembered to breathe.

How could she be both the sultry torch singer and this? How could this awkward slip of a girl affect me this way? She wore slim jeans and a baggy shirt that hid every possible curve, no make-up except for that stuff that goes on the eyelashes, which was redundant, because they were so ridiculously long they looked fake, and chapped lips that probably got that way because she bit them nervously, and oh, God, she was biting her lip, pink flesh caught in white teeth.”

The thing I just loved the most about this story was the beautiful, poetic writing.  These two definitely have a connection that is cosmic or maybe pre-destined.  Mind you, the road isn’t an easy one for this pair, but Tropic of Virgo is worth every bump and curve you navigate.  I know ToV is probably one of the most well-known in the fandom, but we couldn’t leave it out of today’s post.  If you are one of the few who haven’t read it, trust me when I say – there is a reason it is one of the most favourited stories on FF.net!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4901517/1/Tropic-of-Virgo

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*Reviews by Gingerandgreen*

The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume  

*Made by famously*

*Made by famously*

The Best I Ever Had ~ Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 14 – Words: 64,919 – Reviews: 7,218 – Favs: 9,275 – Follows: 5,466 – Updated: 06-25-12 – Published: 02-17-11 – Status: Complete – id: 6752826

Friendships grow to fill a particular role in your life, and while they may fluctuate over time they don’t normally change dramatically overnight: – over one glance, one change in the light, one unexpected spark in the eye.

In The Best I Ever Had, Edward and Bella’s friendship undergoes just such a dramatic transformation. WhatsMyNomDePlume, in her usual sexily smart style, delights in exploring the ramifications. 

“Nothing,” I reply quickly. “It’s nothing.”

“What’s nothing?” Jasper pipes in as he sits down next to Alice. Behind him I see Edward enter the coffee shop and grab his drink, before heading over to our table.

Shit.

Crap.

Shit crap.

I need to change the subject. Now. I need to think of something riveting and juicy that’ll get their attention and make them forget all about my mystery man.

“Did you know that mama birds vomit up their food because baby birds can’t handle eating something that’s not already been digested?

That’s not it.

Emmett makes a face at me, but it’s Edward, piping up from behind me, who says what everyone is thinking. “What the fuck are you talking about, Bella?” He sits down next to his sister with a bright pink coffee cup—apparently, the coffee shop hasn’t gone back to their regular ones, even though Valentines’ Day was yesterday—as he says hi to the others.

“She’s deflecting,” Rose tells him, arching an eyebrow in challenge to me. I swear to God, if I didn’t know she didn’t know, I’d think she knew. And of all people that shouldn’t know, it’s Rose because I don’t think she’d be pleased to know that this conversation is actually about her brother.

“Deflecting from what?” Edward asks.

Oh God.

I see it happening in slow motion, the words leaving Alice’s mouth like a car skidding and screeching on the brakes, trying not to hit anything.

“Bella told us she had the best sex of her life two days ago but won’t tell us who it was with.

I wish a car would hit me right now.

“Actually, it’s ‘whom’,” Jasper corrects.

“Shut up, Jasper,” Emmett says.

Edward turns to me, his green eyes bright and blazing, and it reminds me of the look he had as I took my shirt off that night. My stomach twists, and the feeling is not as unpleasant as it sounds.

And then he smirks and looks more like what he actually is: the smuggest bastard on the planet. “Really? Really? The best sex of her life, huh?”

If you haven’t read this light-hearted, hilarious and gorgeously written classic yet, I’d really recommend that you do now. It’s just the story to share with your fanfic friends – the ones who understand the REAL you: smutty-minded, fiercely romantic and with a wicked sense of humour. At least, that’s my experience of Twifanfic friends – all of you!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6752826/1/The-Best-I-Ever-Had

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Blurred Lines by SparklyLadies

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*Made by RoseArcadia*

Blurred Lines ~ Edward Cullen: secret phone sex operator, dirty talking pro and hopelessly in love with his best friend. When a familiar voice calls in, will the lines between friendship, love, and lust become blurred? Our entry for the 2013 Dirty Talkin Edward Twific Contest. Top 5 in the Public Vote

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella & Edward – Words: 14,447 – Reviews: 18 – Favs: 48 – Follows: 76 – Published: 08-29-13 – id: 9642612

I know the Dirty Talking Edward contest was last week’s post, but Blurred Lines is such a good Friends-to-more story, I had to write about it this week.

There are exactly eight freckles on your nose.

You have the tiniest scar right above your left eyebrow. It’s thin, a hairline scar, barely visible to anyone standing an acceptable distance away.

It’s from when I knocked you off your feet when we were kids. I was playing on my bike and you on your skateboard. We collided, and I sent you flying across the decking in your backyard. You split your head open.

There was blood—lots of it—and I puked all over your shirt. You’ve never let me live that one down.

You have those sexy little dimples at the bottom of your spine, right where the curve of your ass meets your lower back. Every time I see you in a bathing suit, I want to rip it off and lick those dimples. I can see them right now, in the sliver of skin exposed between your flannel pajama pants and tank top.

These are the little things I notice as I lay beside you in your bed, studying you. The sun shines through the window; light dances across your pale skin, giving it a luminescent glow. Inside, the rays warm your skin, but outside it’s cold. Fall’s quickly merging into a typical Chicago winter. Snow is forecast over the next few days.

I shiver at the thought.

You’re lying on your stomach, propped up on your elbows, hair piled high on your head as you highlight notes in your text for your test tomorrow.

Wearing no makeup and only your glasses, in this moment, you’ve never looked more beautiful to me. Of course you’re oblivious to this and absolutely clueless that I feel this way about you.

I wish I could tell you.

*Swoon*

SparklyMeg and Twilightladies have collaborated to write something really special here. Edward ‘dirty talks’ for a living, but he’s too ashamed to tell Bella. We get a glimpse of what he’s like with ordinary women who phone the 0800 number, and while we can see how much his voice and words would make any woman melt, there’s no spark. That is a measure of the great skill of these authors, because when someone special comes on the line – wow.

I hear you gasp, and then giggle. “Wait—how do you know I’m beautiful?”

“I can tell by your voice, Marie. It’s sweet, like cotton candy. The way you caress each word, Marie, just gives me shivers. Such a beautiful voice could only belong to a beautiful girl.”

“I…” You’re speechless already.

“So I know that you look beautiful, Marie. And I know that you sound beautiful.” I pause, and lower my voice to a whisper, “But can you guess what I really want to know, Marie?”

“Um… what?” you whisper.

“I really want to know how you smell.”

UNF!

Perhaps you wouldn’t think so from the concept, but this story is about friendship and the deep and abiding love of our favourite fiction pair. The SparklyLadies do plan to write more when they’ve finished their current WiPs, so put it on alert and enjoy.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9642612/1/Blurred-Lines

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We have Twific to thank for bringing us all together. With this spirit of friendship in mind, we’d like to call your attention to some of our fandom who have banded together.  Fandom for Friends is a cause close to our hearts as its purpose is to support one of our own. We are proud of what our “new world” friendships can accomplish.

For more information, just click the link. http://friends.fandomcause.info/about/

The FicSix would love to hear how you met your fandom friends and what they mean to you.

The FicSix

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Fabulous Fics! 30th August, 2013.

blinkie2Welcome to another week of fabulous fiction!

A warm welcome too and many thanks to our dear friend RFM86 for joining us.

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*Review by RFM86*

Crash Zone

*Made by Jenny Kate*

Crash Zone by JiffyKate

Crash Zone ~ The Crash Zone is a buffer zone outside the perimeter of the track. It’s purpose is to insure the safety of the fans from skaters falling out of bounds. Is it enough to keep hearts from being broken?

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 14 – Words: 46,622 – Reviews: 629 – Updated: 8-6-13 – Published: 3-27-13 – Bella & Edward

Hi all! It’s been a long time since I’ve been on this side of the blog. *waves ecstatically* But ain’t no Britboys gonna keep me away from fanfiction! So let’s get to it, shall we?!

I recently read this almost complete WIP, Crash Zone by JiffyKate and loved every minute of it. All that’s missing is the epilogue, which I heard should be posted very soon, and a futuretake. These two ladies bring you a fun, light hearted story full of the snark that one can expect when you’re on the Roller Derby rink. Edward Cullen is the nerdy guy who comes to watch every bout, infatuated with Cherry, the bad ass jammer for the Seattle Sex Packets.  Too bad she doesn’t even know he exists. Watch and see what happens when these two worlds collide. Oh, and you know the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover”? Yeah, that applies here, in oh so many ways.

Chapter 1

That’s right. My Cherry is a roller derby girl.

OK, so she’s not really mine, but I want her to be. I’ve actually never even talked to her. I just sit in the same front-row seat every Friday night and watch her skate her team to victory, like the chicken-shit stalker I am.

I’m so pathetic.

I wish I had the nerve to talk to her, but I can’t. There’s no way Cherry would ever be interested in me. I’m a geek. I have the glasses and various degrees and certificates to prove it. She is way too cool for me, so I must admire her from afar.

And, admire her, I do.

Starting from the top, I watch her quickly braid her pigtails before she puts her helmet on. Her eyes are surrounded by makeup that is dark and smudged, and the cherry-red gloss she swipes onto her lips makes them look perfectly plump. Especially her bottom lip. I dream of sucking that lip into my mouth quite often.

Trying to discreetly adjust myself while the house lights are still on proves to be difficult, so I cross my legs and think about the national debt in order to calm myself down.

Cherry’s V-neck shirt is tight in all the right places, pushing her tits up nice and high for me to gaze at, while her shorts ride up just high enough for the bottom of her ass cheeks to peek out. When she turns around, I see that her full Derby name is stitched across her back. “Cherry Bomb.” So fucking hot. Completing her uniform are white knee-high socks with hot pink stripes wrapped around the tops, and I am now discreetly adjusting my crotch again.

Crash Zone is a fast and fun read that will be sure to make you smile, swoon and maybe even swear like a Derby Girl. Jiff Simpson and Jenny Kate do an amazing job collaborating, they write as if they are one person.  Maybe they are? Hehe. But either way you are sure to enjoy it and learn some Derby terms along the way!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9141640/1/Crash-Zone

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*Reviews by Cared*

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The Beauty Within by afragilelittlehuman

The Beauty Within ~ Going to his brother Jasper’s company Christmas party, Edward hopes to spend time with the employee he’s admired from afar for months. Will his blindness keep her away, or will she find it allows him to see her in another way? AH/AU/OOC – ExB – Rated M

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 5 – Words: 15,523 – Reviews: 371 – Favs: 942 – Follows: 556 – Updated: 12-25-10 – Published: 12-23-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5605891

The Beauty Within is a series of related one-shots, which began when the author was sent a picture (the one in the middle of the banner) and was challenged to write a story featuring a blind Edward. For me, it’s a gorgeous ficlit with a sweet and satisfying epilogue.

Edward works as a consultant to software companies, helping to test their applications for suitability for the blind. His brother Jasper insists Edward attends his company’s Christmas party as they occasionally engage him and his expertise.  For a refreshing change, Edward is the one who doesn’t see himself clearly…and that is nothing to do with the condition of his beautiful emerald green eyes.  He doesn’t think he has any hope with Bella, an employee at Jasper’s company and the object of his affection; he is so wrong though, as this lovely Bella sees him for the amazing man he is…on the inside.  She is intelligent and perceptive enough to know she needs to make the first move, and, she is brave enough to do it…

The dessert plates were cleared, and we sat in silence as the band began to play a slow song. Her hand was on my arm again, and I could hear her chair creak as she leaned toward me. “Edward, would you dance with me?”

Me, dancing? No, I knew that was a bad idea. “Thanks for asking Bella, but I’m not really a dancer. Maybe one of the other guys…”

“I don’t want to dance with any of the other guys.” Her voice was suddenly shy and meek. “I want to dance with you.”

Summoning all the courage I could muster and swallowing hard, I moved my chair away from the table and stood, extending my hand toward her. “Lead the way.”

Bella took my hand, and I tugged it slightly to help her up out of her seat. I expected her to lead me by my hand or maybe even place my hand on her shoulder as she’d probably seen Jasper do a time or two. What I didn’t expect was what she did.

She pulled my arm around her and placed my hand on her waist.

“Is this okay?” She didn’t even try to hide teasing tone of her voice.

I nodded a little too enthusiastically. “Y-yes, this is fine.”

A tiny gasp and the tinkle of a charm bracelet let me know that Alice and probably Jasper were watching the entire exchange. My face was blazing in embarrassment, and I knew I’d never hear the end of it.

Usually, if someone wanted to guide me, they would offer their elbow. With my parents, Jasper, and Alice, I preferred just a light touch on their shoulder. It was awkward trying to navigate the floor with only my hand at Bella’s waist. Like this, however, I could feel the beginning of the swell of her hip with my pinky, and I wasn’t about to give that up.

Finally, Bella stopped, and, as she turned to face me, my hand brushed around her waist until it rested at the opposite side. I brought my free hand up to the small of her back and pulled her to me, her arms coming up to encircle my neck. I kept a respectable distance as we gently swayed, but I still felt her warm breath on my neck as she whispered to me.

“Can I tell you a secret?” Her muscles were tense underneath my fingers.

My hand, having a mind of its own, rubbed small, soothing circles on her back. “Sure, Bella, you can tell me anything.”

“I asked Alice to seat me next to you.” Judging from the absence of warmth, she was holding her breath.

“Really?” No, my voice didn’t break like a pre-pubescent undergoing a voice change, not at all.

Her arms tightened around my neck, and she pressed herself against me. The soft curves of her body molded to me, and I tried to calm my breathing as my hand moved from her waist to brush up and down her side. I felt the heat of her released breath, and the tiniest whimper escaped her lips. Unable to stop myself, I leaned down and found her cheek with the tip of my nose, brushing it across and inhaling her tart scent. She shivered in response.

The beautiful, slow song ended and a cacophony of dance music started. We didn’t move a muscle.

“Edward?” Bella asked, her voice breathy.

“Yes?” I replied, almost choking.

“Would you like to go to the museum garden with me? Get away from all this noise?”

My heart, which had been pounding previously, completely stopped.

While there is no denying Edward being blind brings its own problems, both to his life, and in how to portray it, afragilelittlehuman doesn’t allow any of that to overshadow the relationship between Edward and Bella.  The romance is sweet and heartwarming – just like this story and it’s own beauty within.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5605891/1/The-Beauty-Within

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Do you like to get in on the ground floor with fabulous fics?  If so, these next two tales are just for you. Please join me in a quick look at why I couldn’t resist these beauties.

Another Love by SparklyMeg

*Made by Soapy Mayhem*

*Made by Soapy Mayhem*

Another Love ~ “Edward had it all… until he didn’t.” My entry for the 2013 TLS Angst Contest. Winner of Best HEA. Now expanding into a multichapter fic. 

Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Romance – Edward – Chapters: 4 – Words: 13,997 – Reviews: 43 – Favs: 37 – Follows: 87 – Published: 08-22-13 – id: 9619625

I discovered Another Love as an entry in TLS Angst Contest, and found it to be beautifully written, bittersweet, raw, intense, and most of all…memorable.  Naturally, I was delighted when SparklyMeg responded to my review and said she plans to extend this touching story, and I just had to tell you about it.

Edward, with his knight in shining armour routine as he rescues the damsel in distress, was pretty memorable also…

I wander back into the living room, beer in hand, and ponder how I can get people to leave. It’s almost midnight, and I have to be up really early.

Okay, yeah. I definitely am a party pooper.

I’m almost knocked off my feet when a hard body stumbles into me. I steady myself to find Emmett McCarty, high, drunk, or both, wrapping his arms around me.

“Cullen! You made it man!”

Why do people keep saying that to me? Am I that obvious?

Emmett and I do the loose, side, male hug thing and he starts prattling on about his football game last week. I’m not really paying any attention though, because I’m distracted by a commotion on the other side of the room.

That smarmy fucker, James, from my Ethics in Education class, has some poor girl pressed against the window frame, his hands wandering down the sides of her body. She looks uncomfortable, her head moving from side to side. I realize he’s trying to kiss her and she’s resisting.

I’m over there before I even realize I have moved, my hand firm on his shoulder, pulling him away.

“Hey man, I don’t think she’s interested.”

James stumbles, and looks up at me. He’s glassy eyed, intoxicated, and his features twist into an expression of sheer confusion. Recognition dawns on his face, and he straightens up.

“She with you, man?”

“Yeah, she is, so back off.”

Wait, what?

The words tumble out of my mouth before I realize what I’m saying. In my peripheral vision I can see the girls eyes widening, and I hear a breath catch in her throat.

James mumbles something incoherent and stumbles away.

I turn back; only to be faced with one of the most beautiful girls I have ever laid eyes on.

Huh.

Guess this party won’t be so bad after all.

I’ll be honest and warn you now, your heart may break when Edward’s does, but go ahead, put on your big girl’s knickers and read it regardless – it’s worth it! Remember, it won the best HEA award for a reason.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9619625/1/Another-Love

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Small Bump by Thimbles

Banner by Frozen Soldier

*Made by Frozen Soldier*

Small Bump ~ Pregnancy is an entirely natural process, one I’d studied and seen in all its stages. Yet in that moment, knowing that Bella was carrying our child, a little person somehow knit together from her and me, and the love we shared, it seemed a strange miracle—she seemed a strange miracle. Life, loss, love, and hope. (Angst rating applies to Ch. 1 only.)

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 2 – Words: 8,614 – Reviews: 176 – Updated: 8-27-13 – Published: 8-19-13 – Edward & Bella

The talented and very sweet Thimbles has done it again!  She has begun posting a new story and, as usual, managed to have me completely captivated by her characters and immersed in her story with just one chapter.  Let me tell you, my big girl’s knickers are getting quite the work-out these days as the first chapter contains Angst – yes, I used that capital A on purpose.  Thankfully, Thimbles promises the angst is restricted to the first chapter, which I’m very happy to hear, as I’m already emotionally involved with Edward and Bella, and their beautiful relationship. I guarantee once you read this, you will be too…

Dawn is sneaking in through the crack between the curtains, painting a strip of red-gold across the ceiling and down the wall, and bouncing sparks of light off Bella’s tangled hair.

I squirm, trying to get closer than close, feeling like my nerve endings have been replaced with magnets, straining for Bella.

And then, with my hand flat against her belly, my nose buried in her hair, and my ankles tangled with hers, a new understanding settles into me with the quietness of dawn.

My fiancée is pregnant.

Her skin is softer. Her hair shinier. And her smell … fuck, she smells amazing. It’s not that she smells different, not exactly. It’s her, just … more potent or something. I don’t even know if I can explain it, but it drives me wild.

And I’m so confident I’m right, I’m already imagining her belly growing round and her breasts getting fuller. I’m starting to imagine ultrasounds and doctor’s visits and resting my hand over her belly to feel the kicks and punches delivered by tiny feet and fists.

And even as joy spreads through me, it’s chased by sorrow and fear.

As much as I want to shake her awake and tell her my suspicion, as much as I want to ask her when her period is due and to offer to run down to the pharmacy to grab a pregnancy test, I won’t.

I can’t.

I can’t bring myself to do that to her, to plant even the tiniest seed of hope.

Because this wouldn’t be the first time. We’ve been here before. The same signs, the same subtle changes. I couldn’t keep my hands off her then, either.

Clearly the opening chapter deals with miscarriage, sensitively written, and shown in Edward’s perspective. But, at two chapters in, there is joy to be found in their strong connection, their protectiveness of each other, and in how real and honest their story feels as they deal with life, loss, love, and hope.  I’m sticking with this tale until it reaches full-term – are you with me?

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9612494/1/Small-Bump

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*Reviewby Wiltshire Glo*

*made by Fallingsnow Winter*

*Made by Fallingsnow Winter*

Open Range – A Short Story by pattyrose

Open Range ~ In the mid 1800’s, out on the western range is where a real man makes his livelihood. And if he’s mighty lucky, it’s where he makes his destiny as well. A six chapter story with daily updates. E & B.

Twilight, M, English, Romance, chapters: 5, words: 4k+, favs: 150, follows: 278, updated: 8/27/13 published: 8/26/13, Bella Edward

A/N: Hey all! This is what happens when FallingSnow Winter over on fb posts a manip of Edward as a cowboy, i.e., Cowboyward, on my fb page. This was the only way I could get him out of my head and move on with life. 🙂

So, I saw the manip that was posted in PattyRose’s Facebook group that she referred to in her Author’s Note…and while I’m not a big fan of manips, there’s just something about a cowboy and it’s a very pretty picture, iykwim! The next thing we all know, PattyRose’s imagination is all fired up and she posting a teaser. Oh yessssss! Within the blink of an eye we’re reading Cowboyward and melting. The short story will be posted within the week, with the epi posting tomorrow.

Open Range sees Edward and his brothers -you know their names- on a cattle drive. In punishing, unrelenting heat they’re pushed to their limits and aching. When a cowhand from a local ranch rides over to help them. Of course, the cowhand surprises our guy!

“When this cattle girl finally removes her hat and shakes her head out, long, chocolate hair comes loose and slaps itself against a sun-kissed face that should be on an angel, not a cowhand. I blink and stare like a total jack-ass because the sun has decided to shine every single one of its rays over her, and so I must look. 

Wait.

I ain’t no namby-pamby, ‘case that’s what y’all are thinkin’. I have never known myself to be in love. The three, wonderful, generous women who let me poke around inside them – Tanya, Kate and Rina – were not objects of my undying affection, though I deeply appreciated the favor that they were bestowing on me. I am a practical man of twenty-four years on this here Earth, and while I know that one day I may have to settle down and take a wife, I am aware that the life I lead is not ideal for most married folks. Plenty a grass widow come about from my way of life: women who can’t deal with a husband away for months at a time, who rightfully wonder what that husband does on his time away: who’s warmin’ his body and keepin’ his pecker workin’ and such. My Ma and Pa have made it work but that right there is the exception not the rule for conjugal bliss. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that my wife will come second in my life and will either deal with it – or leave.

Point is, I don’t spend my nights dreamin’ of my angel, of the one woman meant for me.

But hell if this woman before me don’t look like she just rode her horse down from the kingdom of heaven and donned a brown wide-rimmed hat, boots and canvas pants for the trip.”

Oh yes, she’s definitely caught his attention -and the attention of his pecker! This Bella is no wallflower or demure lady. No Siree…she knows what she wants, and it sure looks like she set her sights on Edward – and his aforementioned pecker!

PattyRose really knows how to write an engaging yarn and this one is great fun, as always, written impeccably and with panache. I defy you not to want to wash Cowboyward’s back…*that may be a spoiler!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9632155/1/Open-Range-A-Short-Story

*made by Fallingsnow Winter*

*Made by Fallingsnow Winter*

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My Love, My Sin by sulliedsoles

*made by sulliedsoles*

*made by sulliedsoles*

My Love, My Sin want it all. I need, and I take, and I abuse. But I love my Love, and I love my Sin. I can’t let either one go.

Twilight, M, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 6, words: 2k+, favs: 16, follows: 39, updated: 8/26/13 published: 8/19/13, Bella

If cheating fics aren’t for you…look away now! There. You’ve had your warning, but believe me, you’re missing out. 😉

This is Bella, torn and wanting it all. Torn between the nice guy who showers her in affection and the bad guy, who makes her feel crazy, wild and free.

She wants to be the good girl, cherished and cared for by her Love. Or is that smothered? He’s the smooth, polished and über respectable type you take home to meet mother, he’s kind and thoughtful. Or is that controlling and manipulative? He’s predictable and safe. Or is that boring? Hmmmm. She should be happy; he should be enough.

“We sit, me first, then him, my gentleman, sweet-whispering, tender-touching, love-showering gentleman. He orders for us both and leans forward to talk. He is the epitome of grace and kindness, and he is all kinds of right.

“You look beautiful tonight, Sweetheart,” he says, blue eyes shining.”

But then she has her Sin…unapologetic, all kings of wrong – tempting, naughty, indulgent and passionate.

“I slap his hand away and push him over until he’s stretched out on his back. I unfasten pink clasps and strip off pink lace, tossing them onto the nightstand. He’s provoked me enough and I’m tired of his accusations when neither of us has the right to claim anything. I straddle his hips and drag my fingernails, just a little too hard, down his chest and over his ribs. He doesn’t flinch like Love does. His lips curl and he knows he’s got me back.

Pink stripes are showing on his skin when I reach for black elastic but he catches my wrist, flips me over, and hovers. I don’t squeal or fight; I wrap him up and press my calves to the backs of his thighs, lock my hands behind his neck, and pull him down to me. 

When we kiss, it’s fire. It destroys. It makes me alive.”

My Love, My Sin is written beautifully, in Drabble-like chapters by new-to-me author, sulliedsoles. Her writing is poetic and holds a dream like, mesmerising quality. That doesn’t detract from the story though, we’re drawn into Bella’s haze of desire, both for her Love and her Sin. Two strong pulls inside her, fighting with who she is and who she thinks she should be.

Sulliedsoles reveals quite quickly who is who; the nicknames are not used to distraction, just enough to remind us of how Bella sees the men in her life; the roles they play for her.

It’s categorised as angst, so I’m guessing there’s a bumpy ride ahead. Sulliedsoles has told me she’s updating daily, once on weekends, so she’s feeding my addiction beautifully. I’ve got a feeling this is going to hurt, but the writing is worth the pain!

My question for you is…would you choose safe Love…or lose yourself in Sin?

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9611324/1/My-Love-My-Sin

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*Review by Gingerandgreen*

*Made by Jaime Arkin*

*Made by Jaime Arkin*

One Day by RueforRegret

One Day ~ Over a quarter of a century separates single-mother Bella Swan from her hormone-riddled adolescence. Watching her teenaged daughter navigate her way through various rites of passage, Bella can’t help falling prey to nostalgia. “One Day” brims with steamy reminiscences of first love and traces one woman’s mid-life attempt to reclaim it. ExB, AH, mild angst, M-Rated 18 & over.

I think One Day has something for everyone, but for those hOOrs – like me – on the better side of 40, this story is very special and lovely.
Bella has divorced Mike Newton and is raising Carlie – an utterly believable modern teenage girl – in Toronto, Canada. We begin the story with Carlie leaving for the ‘Ex’, Canada’s national exhibition, with friends. This triggers a raft of memories from Bella’s own briefly misspent youth, and it’s the poignancy of these memories that had me sold from the beginning.
This excerpt is from chapter 2, when young, desperate-to-be-cool Bella encounters her glorious Edward for the very first time:

“Oh, so you’re from Toronto?”

Alice was on an information gathering roll. I, on the other hand, had completely forgotten how to function.

“Yeah. I go to Jarvis Collegiate. How about you guys?”

He looked first at Alice, and then at me. And that’s where his eyes stayed. Gorgeous green eyes, fixed on my face, willing me to speak.

“We go to Humberside Collegiate,” I said, proud of myself for stringing together five words that made sense.

“Oooh, West-End girls.”

As he spoke, his mouth twisted into a strange smile. I had no idea what his comment meant. All I could think about was the song by the Pet Shop Boys, the lyrics unfolding in my brain as I stood there mutely. Again, Alice came to the rescue.

“I’m Alice, by the way. This is Bella.”

She bobbed her head at me, puffing rabidly on her cigarette. I hadn’t ventured another drag, afraid to have a second hacking attack. I simply tapped the ashes off the end every once in a while, hoping he wouldn’t notice that I was wasting a perfectly good cigarette—or a perfectly bad one, depending on how you looked at it.

“Nice to meet you. I’m Edward.”

Edward. Such a formal name. Dorky even. I was pretty sure if there was a person in the world who least suited his name, it was him. He took three more long drags on his cigarette and then dropped it and squashed the butt with his sneaker.

“Well, I should get back to work. The ride’s about over.”

He took a packet of Big Red chewing gum out of his back pocket and held it out to us. Alice declined, but I took a piece, even though I’ve never liked cinnamon chewing gum. I watched Edward fold his piece of gum in half against his tongue and then lick his lips as he started to chew. Up until that point in my life, I’d never have described myself as having an oral fixation. I’d never been particularly interested in being a stick of gum, either. Edward quickly altered my career aspirations. Entirely. I wanted nothing more than to be folded in half against his tongue like that.

“Hey, if you’re around again before Labour Day, you should swing by and say hi,” he said.

“Sure. For sure,” Alice said.

I mumbled some sort of agreement as I watched him, by which I mean gaped at his ass, as he ascended the stairs. He turned and gave us another wave and then he headed back to his spot by the railing to wait for the next group of riders to settle in. I slipped the stick of gum into my front pocket and reached for Alice’s arm, spiriting her away as quickly as I could and dropping my cigarette as we walked, not even bothering to squash the butt-end. We didn’t stop walking until we got to the bumper cars, four rides away, where we linked hands and screamed into each other’s faces.

I cannot adequately explain this behaviour, other than to say…we were fifteen.

Oh my darlings, that could have been me. I lived on the opposite side of the world at fifteen (in Johannesburg), but RueforRegret is describing my life. And with what finesse! “Edward quickly altered my career aspirations. Entirely. I wanted nothing more than to be folded in half against his tongue like that.”– who doesn’t feel the same way, having spent the week drooling over Dior Homme gifs?

Their sweet, sexy romance is sadly a little before its time. Things go wrong, life turns out very differently, and we find ourselves back in the now wondering what will happen to bring the pair together. Because it’s Edward and Bella guys, of course they get back together!

We are on chapter 22 and there is plenty of story still to be told. Rue doesn’t have a particular posting schedule, but the way she writes is so unique and entertaining you are unlikely to forget where you’ve been in-between updates. There is angst, but it’s sad and relatable rather than nail-biting and anxious, so hold off until it’s complete if you must; but don’t forget to bookmark One Day, because I can pretty much guarantee you will enjoy this story EVERY day.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9147787/1/One-Day

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*Review by AllyVera*

If He Would Have Been Faithful by beegurl13 *Complete*

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If He Would Have Been Faithful ~ Sometimes life catches us off guard. It breaks our hearts, makes us question ourselves, urges to us be wild, pushes us to be brave, brings us joy we never imagined we could find. This is the story of a girl who lived a life like that. Of what she never even knew she was missing, until she found it. FAGEtastic Four entry written for WoahNow. E&B, AH, M.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 34 – Words: 54,346 – Reviews: 2,918 – Favs: 769 – Follows: 562 – Updated: 07-18-12 – Published: 06-11-12 – Status: Complete – id: 8206020

I felt an instant connection to Bella (or Isabella as we know her at first) and maybe she brought out my maternal side, as I just ached for her.  In the first few chapters of If He Would Have Been Faithful, Isabella’s world turns upside down – she loses so much – her husband, her best friend in the whole world, her confidence and her dignity.

But never fear, dear readers – Isabella deals with her pain in a very mature way (considering she is only 21) and gives herself a new start – and this is where her journey really begins…

From chapter 12 – her first sight of him (yeah, you know who I am talking about…)

“Rosalie turned off toward the kitchen, and I went back to the counter. Wiping it off and trying to run out the last few minutes of my shift, I looked up when I heard the bells over the door chime.

A man and woman entered, and my heart stopped.

I hadn’t had feelings for any man since I met Jasper. Not once had I looked at a man and felt lust flow through me. Not once had I looked at a man and wanted to know what his lips felt like. Not once had I looked at a man and craved the touch of his fingers on my skin.

But this man…I wanted all of those things. And then some.

The fact that his hand was wrapped around the woman’s hand was upsetting to me, and I quickly looked away from them.

“Who are you?” he asked me.

“Ugh…I’m…uh…”

Yep, he would render me speechless too – so don’t feel bad, Bella!  This is pretty much where Bella’s life starts turning around.  At first, Edward doesn’t like or trust Bella, but as we all know, sometimes the most “challenging” Edwards turn out to be the very best and the lovely beegurl13 has created a gorgeous specimen for us.  And he surfs!

This story is all about how sometimes in our lives the things that seem like the end of the world sometimes are just the catalyst for us discovering a whole new world – one that is bigger, brighter and everything a girl could dream of!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8206020/1/

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Dior Rob Contest 2013

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We’ve seen, and joined in with you all, flailing all over the social media networks over the Dior Rob campaign!

There are so many swoony pictures in this campaign that we have looked at and thought, “Someone needs to fic this!”

So, here it is! Your chance to write a one-shot story, using the Dior Rob pictures as a prompt.

What a brilliant idea!  We can’t wait to see the stories inspired by the utter beauty of Dior Rob.  Thanks to the contest organisers!

Those of you who survived the aforementioned swoony pictures, please share what you’ve been reading this week.

The FicSix

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