After who knows how long, I pulled away from him, breathing harder than usual. His eyes were alight with desire, his breathing accelerated just like mine. “I upendo you, Bella.”
I smiled with joy. “I upendo wewe too, Edward.” I alisema happily.
The rain was falling harder outside now, the light thrumming reminding me there was a world beyond our own little bubble.
Edward’s eyes were still smouldering as I ran my middle finger down his face, a low growl coming from his chest.
My smile grew bigger as I gave him a chaste kiss and then proceeded to quickly to detangle myself from his embrace, open the door, and slide out.
I unnecessarily breathed in the frigid air. It still wasn’t as cold as I was, but the temperature change was evident. I watched with detached curiosity as each raindrop fell past my dace, listening as Edward let out a low chuckle and followed me from the car. Thunder sounded distantly, still too far away from here from any human to hear, but the storm was well and truly building.
Edward’s arms snaked around my waist from behind and he rested his head on my shoulder.
“Well, are we going to go in, au are we just going to stand here admiring it in the rain?” he murmured in my ear, making me shiver.
“By all means, lead the way.” I answered, unable to fully contain my smile.
He led me quickly towards my little run down house and I couldn’t help but compare it to the Cullen’s beautiful home. Mine was simply a house. It would never become my home.
I grabbed the spare key from under the lone pot plant and opened the door, very aware that my clothes were socked through.
“Welcome to my humble abode.” I announced, dramatically waving my arms across the near empty space.
Edward just laughed.
“Downstairs is pretty much empty. I spend most of my time in my bedroom.” I explained before grabbing Edward’s arm and dragging him up the stairs at vampire pace to my bedroom. I opened the door with a flourish before walking over to my kitanda and sitting down.
“What do wewe think?” I asked as his eyes quickly scanned the room. It was pretty simple really, a single kitanda to keep up appearances with a purple cover, a bookshelf filled with classics, a walk-in-wardrobe in the corner and a dawati complete with laptop. I did need a few modern touches.
“I like it.” He declared, dazzling me with his crooked grin and topaz eyes before coming to sit inayofuata to me. “It’s very you.” He added, grinning stupidly.
I couldn’t help but match his expression.
“We’re getting your kitanda wet, wewe know.” He alisema suddenly and I realised I was still dripping wet. So was Edward for that matter. His was so handsome when he was wet, the rain having dyed his hair a couple of shades darker and little drops of water clung to his skin.
“Such a same.” I said, shaking my head as if it were a tragedy. “I guess I’ll have to spend the night at your house.” I said, sighing loudly.
He grinned as he reached over to cup my cheek. “Your adorable.” He whispered, and if my moyo was still beating it would have stopped.
“And wewe are the most handsome man I have ever met, and such a gentleman.” I said, dropping into the English used in the 1900’s.
He leaned in to kiss me, but I held a finger to his lips. “After I get changed.” I alisema seriously.
Edward grin just grew larger. “And deprive Alice of her Bella Barbie time? Never.” Then he swooped in and kissed me, pushing me back so I was lying down. He started to kiss up and down my neck, leaving tingles where he went. I had just managed to pull his lips back to mine when Edward’s phone went off, very loudly I might add.
“Damn Pixie.” Edward grumbled, pulling away and reaching for his phone at the same time.
“Yes Alice? We were kind of in the middle of something.” Edward answered.
“Oh, I know, but I needed to talk to wewe before wewe got too carried away.” Came her answer from the other end of the phone.
I giggled and Edward smiled turned devilish in response.
“I’m going to some and pick wewe up because it’s raining so much, and Esme won’t be happy if wewe get the carpet wet. I’ll go nyumbani first to pick up my Porsche because we won’t all fit in the Volvo and we are leaving school now anyway so I know wewe guys won’t be ready kwa the time we get there, and then-”
Edward thankfully chose then to intervene. “So what time will wewe get here Alice?”
“Ummm....21 dakika and 52 sekunde to be exact, well less now, but anyway I can see your about to hang up so bye!!” Alice managed to just finish the sentence before Edward’s finger came down of the end call button.
Edward’s expression of exasperation was priceless and I couldn’t help but giggle.
“You think that’s funny Miss Swan?” he alisema turning round to face me with a teasing smile on his face.
If I opened my mouth I knew I would start laughing so I simply nodded.
“Do wewe want to rethink your answer?” he asked moving closer and cornering me against the back of my bed.
I was still giggling as I shook my head.
“Well, as long as your sure.” He growled out sounding, oh so sexy.
The inayofuata thing I knew, his lips were pressed to mine and my back was hard against the head board of my bed. Everywhere our bodies touched was electrified. I was almost overwhelmed with what I was feeling and I decided I liked this new Edward, one that was not afraid to take control.
15 dakika passed in a flash, and for the millionth time I was ecstatic to not have a need to breathe.
Edward was the one to pull away and I found myself wanting more. So much more. The wedding couldn’t come fast enough.
Edward laughed softly at my expression. “Alice will be here soon, Love, au I wouldn’t have stopped.” His smile made my moyo melt.
“I thought wewe couldn’t read my mind?” I alisema slightly breathlessly, my flickering away from his eyes for a mgawanyiko, baidisha sekunde in embarrassment. It was utterly ridiculous that I be breathless, but he just did that to me.
Incurable curiosity filled his golden eyes and he leaned closer. “Why? What were wewe thinking that would make wewe embarrassed?”
I looked down away from his eyes. “I was thinking the wedding was too far away and I can’t wait that long.” I bit my lip in mortification.
But my Edward didn’t laugh. He was a gentleman after all. All he did was smile, a mischievous glint in his eyes. “Well...” he alisema trailing off.
“What?” I asked quickly, not liking the suspense.
“We could run away together. Go to Vegas...”
I looked back at him quickly. “Can we do that?”
He looked as if were about to answer when a certain pixie vampire’s voice reached our ears.
“Don’t wewe dare, Edward Cullen!” she threatened, standing at the bedroom door. “I know a particular car that won’t come out in one piece!”
Edward turned to look at her. Well, zaidi glare than anything else.
“Don’t think I wouldn’t! Rose can’t save it either.” She alisema smugly, sure of herself.
He turned back to me, a defeated smile on his face. “Sorry, Love.”
I sighed, faking disappointment. “And here I was, hoping to get married kwa Elvis.” I shook my head in mock sadness.
My favourite crooked smile appeared on his face.
“Very funny, Bella.” Alice alisema sarcastically. “I did not plan the wedding of the century only to have it overseen kwa a fake Elvis. Now if you’re quite done, I’d appreciate it if wewe would get changed. My baby will not appreciate wewe soaking clothes.” Alice’s baby was a bright yellow Porsche. Leather seats and water didn’t mix.
“Okay, okay.” I alisema holding my hands up in defeat. Ali flashed me a quick smile before throwing two bags at us, one for Edward and one for me. “Get changed quickly. I was going to do your hair Bella, but it’s all wet now, so I’ll have to wait for another time.”
I silently thanked the rain as I moved off the kitanda and away from Edward. I flashed down to the bathroom and got dressed quickly in Alice’s choice of clothes. Dark, tight fitting jeans, a cream blouse and a faux leather jacket. Hardly subtle, but Alice would be Alice.
I vacated the bathroom and as I shut the door, Ali’s voice floated up the stairs. “Down here Bella.”
I jumped the whole flight of stairs and landed silently, right in front of my gorgeous Fiancé. His smile was contagious and I soon found myself smiling as well.
“Come on lovebirds, there’s a thunder storm coming and I don’t want kwa baby out in it!” Alice alisema running out to her car without a backward glance. I grabbed Edward’s hand before pulling him after her.
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