Saturday, March 25, 2017

Out of the Darkness Update

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Bella was asleep in my bedroom. Felix was lying next to her, snoring loudly. I was in the kitchen, talking to Alice and Jasper. “We’ll take care of packing up belongings. But, do you think it’s wise to talk to her landlord?” Jasper asked.

“That woman tried to refuse medical treatment when Riley came in, breaking her arm,” I said. “She may not be an instrument for the devil, but she’s evil, nonetheless.”

“I agree. She is …” Alice trailed off.

“She’s a bitch,” I finished for her. I typed up a letter, describing a family emergency that was forcing her to move out. I was vague, but it made her aware of Bella moving out. “Stay with her. I’m going to drop this off and talk to that bitch.”

“I’ll pick up some boxes, but Bella doesn’t have much,” Alice whispered. “Her furniture is from Goodwill and will be left in the apartment. We’ll go once you get back.”

I nodded, getting up and walking to my car. I wanted to fly, but it would look weird to just randomly appear and fly away. I drove to Port Angeles and parked across the street from the café. I could hear Rosalie. She was mentally complaining about working the day after Christmas. I strode into the café, walking over to the blonde bombshell. “I thought I banned you from my shop,” she snarled.

“Be that as it may,” I said, taking out the letter I wrote and handed it to her. “I’m informing you that Bella will no longer be living in that apartment above this café. She doesn’t feel safe her due to what happened with Riley and with your callous behavior, refusing her medical care.”

“She still had time on her shift,” Rose scoffed. “And I can’t accept this. She needs to see me in person.”

“Well, that’s not going to happen,” I said. I explained my legal stance and my plan if Rose went through with her bullshit of suing Bella for inappropriate notice in breaking a lease. After an hour speaking with her, I had a check for the last two months of Bella’s rent, along with payment for Bella’s medical bills for her broken wrist. It was almost five thousand dollars and I would put it into an account for her, making it grow rapidly. I explained to Rose that I’d have movers come tomorrow to pack up Bella’s belongings and that if anything was touched, she’d have to pay to replace that as well. Rose gave me a harsh look, but agreed. I took the check, leaving the café and drove back to my house in the middle of the woods near Forks.

Once I got into the house, Alice and Jasper left and drove away. I made some lunch, carrying it into the bedroom. Bella was still asleep. She was curled up under the white comforter. Felix was next to her, his tail thumping when he smelled the meal. “Not for you, bub. Cheese gives you gas,” I teased.

“I did not need to know that,” Bella giggled, looking over her shoulder. She was adorably sleep-rumpled and sexy. “Who gets gas? You or Felix?”

“Felix,” I chuckled. She sat up, tossing her messy curls into a lopsided ponytail. “You were sleeping the day away, pretty Bella.”

“I actually feel safe enough to sleep,” she said, giving me a tender smile. “And this bed is amazing.”

“It is pretty awesome,” I said, putting the tray over her legs. She beamed, digging into her lunch. As she did, I saw the teddy bear I’d given her pressed against her hip. “I went to talk to Rose. She was not happy to see me.”

“You were still banned,” Bella said, nibbling on her salad. “Rose hates you.”

“Well, she’s not my favorite person, either,” I deadpanned.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The One That Got Away Update

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Things settled comfortably. Bella was thriving at University of Tampa. She was enjoying the rigors of being a college professor. Her class lectures were challenging and engaging. The students were eager to learn, turning in compelling papers. Some of them even approached Bella, asking her to read their short stories and plot outlines. She was more than willing to oblige, but only after the semester was over. In addition to teaching the Romantic Contemporary Literature class, Bella was also offered to teacher an introduction to creative writing course. She eagerly accepted the position, looking at the established syllabus and brainstormed about how she could make sure she could make the class her own.

Liam was thriving in his second-grade class, becoming closer with his best friend and making new friends from his classmates. Lucy was still shy, but becoming really close with Mackenzie and another girl, Avery, who had moved to Tampa two weeks into the school year. While Lucy was quiet, she was excelling academically in Miss Archer’s class. She loved learning and was engaged by her young, funky teacher.

Edward, however, was coming apart at the seams. He was an anxious mess that Tanya was going to pop out anywhere and try to kidnap his children. It was an irrational fear, but not knowing where she was or her plans; it made him extremely jumpy.

The only things keeping him sane was planning a birthday celebration for Bella and his job. She had gone the extra mile to make his birthday/Father’s Day something amazing and he was going to do the same for her. With the help of the twins and his mother, he made a scrapbook of the twins first seven years of their lives, recreating their baby books for Bella. This was a necessary keepsake for any mother. He also included a coupon for a family photo with the four of them. He loved the photo Bella and the twins, but he wanted a true family photo, with all of them.

The present he got for her was more private. It was some slinky lingerie and other sexual items for them to play. Bella was adamant that she didn’t want anything for her birthday. Especially, not jewelry, much to his chagrin, but he obliged. So, Edward selfishly found sexy goodies for the two of them. His plan was to give Bella orgasms and lots of them for her birthday, after a romantic dinner for two at an amazing restaurant, Bella’s Italian Café. His parents were going to watch the twins while he spoiled his girlfriend.

Yeah, that was the only thing that was keeping him sane. 









Thursday, March 23, 2017

La Musica Del Cuore Teaser

“Bells! Edward! We need you!” Nia shouted into the green room.

Before leaving, Edward cupped my face. “I love you, baby,” he said. “I’m glad that we have an idea as to who is doing this. I hate that our lives are disrupted because of it. I would do anything to make sure that you’re safe, protected.”

“Having him caught would be ideal,” I snorted.

“GUYS!” Nia whined. “Come on! Our time is precious. Move it! You better not be fucking down there.”

I blanched, shooting up and running to the bathroom. I lost my breakfast and lunch, retching violently. Edward held my hair back as I threw up. Falling back onto my ass, bit back tears. Edward gathered me in his arms and held me tightly. Nia was bitching, but she stopped complaining when she saw me having a full-fledged panic attack in the arms of my husband. I eventually calmed down, but we lost almost an hour and half of sound check because of my drama. Kellan was understanding, as was Lou, but Nia was upset.

At who? I have no fucking clue. I’m the one who was having mental breakdown.

For fuck sakes!
As I was getting ready, Nia came into my dressing room. She looked guilty, sad. I was sipping some hot tea, trying relax my voice since it was very raw from throwing up and crying. “Bella?” she whispered. “I hope you didn’t think I was being insensitive with that comment earlier.” I didn’t reply, just trying to stay calm and not fall into another panic attack. “Bells?”

“Nia, I …” I trailed. “I can’t really get into it right now. I’m exhausted from what happened and I have to put on a show. I don’t have the luxury to have another panic attack. We can talk once we’re done, okay?”

“Yeah,” Nia said, her posture defeated and upset. “I’m sorry.”

I nodded, applying the rest of my makeup as the Cliffhangers began their opening. Nia left and I felt bad that I was so cold to her, but I couldn’t run the risk of having another panic attack. I didn’t want to take my anti-anxiety medications. They knocked me out and with a two and half hour concert, I needed to be coherent. Edward and the rest of the band came in, along with Kellan, and we did our pre-show routine of praying.

After that, we went up to the stage, watching the last few songs of the Cliffhanger’s opening. They left the stage and our concert began in earnest. I struggled through the concert. It was all due to the panic attack and my brain being all befuddled. I missed cues, sang wrong words and had such a hard time hitting some of the notes in our songs. Edward and I made it work, performing duets of some of our famous songs, but I’d sing the lower part while Edward sang my usual vocal line.

Once the concert was over, we rode back to the hotel and I dozed off against Edward’s shoulder. Nia was still upset and Jasper tried to explain my panic attacks and how I dealt with stress. She had never experienced one of the more severe panic attacks like today. I made a vow to talk to her tomorrow, but when I was coherent and able to handle all the drama.


But, would the drama ever really go away? 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Out of the Darkness Teaser

Bella was asleep in my bedroom. Felix was lying next to her, snoring loudly. I was in the kitchen, talking to Alice and Jasper. “We’ll take care of packing up belongings. But, do you think it’s wise to talk to her landlord?” Jasper asked.

“That woman tried to refuse medical treatment when Riley came in, breaking her arm,” I said. “She may not be an instrument for the devil, but she’s evil, nonetheless.”

“I agree. She is …” Alice trailed off.

“She’s a bitch,” I finished for her. I typed up a letter, describing a family emergency that was forcing her to move out. I was vague, but it made her aware of Bella moving out. “Stay with her. I’m going to drop this off and talk to that bitch.”

“I’ll pick up some boxes, but Bella doesn’t have much,” Alice whispered. “Her furniture is from Goodwill and will be left in the apartment. We’ll go once you get back.”

I nodded, getting up and walking to my car. I wanted to fly, but it would look weird to just randomly appear and fly away. I drove to Port Angeles and parked across the street from the café. I could hear Rosalie. She was mentally complaining about working the day after Christmas. I strode into the café, walking over to the blonde bombshell. “I thought I banned you from my shop,” she snarled.

“Be that as it may,” I said, taking out the letter I wrote and handed it to her. “I’m informing you that Bella will no longer be living in that apartment above this café. She doesn’t feel safe her due to what happened with Riley and with your callous behavior, refusing her medical care.”

“She still had time on her shift,” Rose scoffed. “And I can’t accept this. She needs to see me in person.”

“Well, that’s not going to happen,” I said. I explained my legal stance and my plan if Rose went through with her bullshit of suing Bella for inappropriate notice in breaking a lease. After an hour speaking with her, I had a check for the last two months of Bella’s rent, along with payment for Bella’s medical bills for her broken wrist. It was almost five thousand dollars and I would put it into an account for her, making it grow rapidly. I explained to Rose that I’d have movers come tomorrow to pack up Bella’s belongings and that if anything was touched, she’d have to pay to replace that as well. Rose gave me a harsh look, but agreed. I took the check, leaving the café and drove back to my house in the middle of the woods near Forks.

Once I got into the house, Alice and Jasper left and drove away. I made some lunch, carrying it into the bedroom. Bella was still asleep. She was curled up under the white comforter. Felix was next to her, his tail thumping when he smelled the meal. “Not for you, bub. Cheese gives you gas,” I teased.

“I did not need to know that,” Bella giggled, looking over her shoulder. She was adorably sleep-rumpled and sexy. “Who gets gas? You or Felix?”

“Felix,” I chuckled. She sat up, tossing her messy curls into a lopsided ponytail. “You were sleeping the day away, pretty Bella.”

“I actually feel safe enough to sleep,” she said, giving me a tender smile. “And this bed is amazing.”

“It is pretty awesome,” I said, putting the tray over her legs. She beamed, digging into her lunch. As she did, I saw the teddy bear I’d given her pressed against her hip. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The One That Got Away Teaser

Things settled comfortably. Bella was thriving at University of Tampa. She was enjoying the rigors of being a college professor. Her class lectures were challenging and engaging. The students were eager to learn, turning in compelling papers. Some of them even approached Bella, asking her to read their short stories and plot outlines. She was more than willing to oblige, but only after the semester was over. In addition to teaching the Romantic Contemporary Literature class, Bella was also offered to teacher an introduction to creative writing course. She eagerly accepted the position, looking at the established syllabus and brainstormed about how she could make sure she could make the class her own.

Liam was thriving in his second-grade class, becoming closer with his best friend and making new friends from his classmates. Lucy was still shy, but becoming really close with Mackenzie and another girl, Avery, who had moved to Tampa two weeks into the school year. While Lucy was quiet, she was excelling academically in Miss Archer’s class. She loved learning and was engaged by her young, funky teacher.

Edward, however, was coming apart at the seams. He was an anxious mess that Tanya was going to pop out anywhere and try to kidnap his children. It was an irrational fear, but not knowing where she was or her plans; it made him extremely jumpy.

The only things keeping him sane was planning a birthday celebration for Bella and his job. She had gone the extra mile to make his birthday/Father’s Day something amazing and he was going to do the same for her. With the help of the twins and his mother, he made a scrapbook of the twins first seven years of their lives, recreating their baby books for Bella. This was a necessary keepsake for any mother. He also included a coupon for a family photo with the four of them. He loved the photo Bella and the twins, but he wanted a true family photo, with all of them.

The present he got for her was more private. It was some slinky lingerie and other sexual items for them to play. Bella was adamant that she didn’t want anything for her birthday. Especially, not jewelry, much to his chagrin, but he obliged. So, Edward selfishly found sexy goodies for the two of them. His plan was to give Bella orgasms and lots of them for her birthday, after a romantic dinner for two at an amazing restaurant, Bella’s Italian Café. His parents were going to watch the twins while he spoiled his girlfriend.


Yeah, that was the only thing that was keeping him sane. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

The One That Got Away Update

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After the first class, Bella was on a high. She felt amazing and powerful as she taught the packed class of almost one-hundred students. They were excited, polite and eager to learn. The discussion they had was engaging and she was pleased with the level of intelligence among her students. It was a three-hundred level class, designed for juniors and seniors. The maturity and intelligence were a given, but it still surprised her.

Walking from the lecture hall, Bella went to her office in the library. She plugged her computer into its docking station and walked to the break room. Swiping her lunch box, she pulled out her meal and a piece of paper fluttered to the ground. Bending down, she saw a note from Liam and Lucy, hand-drawn and very sweet.

Dear Bella,

We know that you’re scared about your first day of school, but you’re going to be awesome! You’re going to be a cool teacher. Everyone wants to be in your class!
We love you!

Love,

Liam and Lucy

Below the note was a cute drawing of Bella in front of a class, smiling warmly at her students. Liam and Lucy had drawn themselves, waving excitedly in the windows of her classroom. She clutched the picture and grinned lovingly down at it. “From your kids?” asked an older woman, a coy grin on her face.

“Yes,” Bella nodded. “They knew I was anxious about my first day.” She folded the note and put it into the front pocket of her lunch box. “I’m Isabella Swan. I work here in the library and teach Contemporary Romantic Literature.”

“I’m Paulina Rowen,” she said, shaking Bella’s hand. “I’m one of the department chairs for the English department. My specialty is British Literature and introduction to English composition. One of the prerequisites for creative writing. Sarah said that you may teach that class next semester.”
“It’s a possibility,” Bella chuckled. “It’s nice to meet you, Paulina. Sarah told me about you when I interviewed. I’m sorry about your loss.”

“Thank you, Isabella,” Paulina said, giving Bella soft smile. “It was such a sudden loss. One moment, I’m laughing with my husband and the next moment, he’s in the morgue.” She sat down at the table, an ancient sadness crossing over her face. “I love him dearly and will always continue to do so. It’s weird to start another school year without him. He taught in the music department.”

“Music history and the concert choir, yes?” Bella asked. Paulina nodded, taking out her phone and showing her a picture. “He was very handsome.”

“He was,” Paulina chuckled, caressing his face on her phone. “But, enough of my wallowing. How was your first class?”

“It was amazing,” Bella replied. “I think this semester is going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to see their work, hear their thoughts and challenge their minds with my assignments.”

“I read your syllabus, and it will be challenging for these students. I think you will be an asset to the department,” Paulina beamed. “I like how you’re utilizing both the online component and traditional teaching methods. The students will latch onto that. And if you need any help, I’m more than willing to do so.”

“I do need help setting up the gradebook. Sarah said that it was recently changed over the summer and she’s not familiar with it,” Bella said.


“Let’s enjoy our lunch and then I’ll get you settled with the gradebook,” Paulina nodded. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Magic Within Update

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After Bella calmed me down, we went back to the kitchen. I devoured the rest of my meal despite the fact that I was not really hungry. Carmen gave me a wide berth since I was still on edge on her suppositions. Bella kept her hand on my arm, her touch soothing me. Shortly after we finished our meals, I did the dishes and we were guided up to our respective rooms. My bedroom was elegant, but empty. I felt empty.

Bella was shown to a room on the opposite side of the mansion. Carmen was adamant that we didn’t sleep together until Bella’s divorce was finalized. I agreed with my boss and magical protector, but that didn’t mean I had to like it.

Around midnight, there was a rapid knocking on my door. Opening it up, my sister jumped into my arms and clung to me. “Alice,” I breathed. “You’re okay.”

“I’m fine. Mom and Dad are pissed, but I’m fine,” she said. I pulled back looking at her. Her long hair was now, once again, cut into a stylish pixie cut. It framed her elfin face. “I was packing my belongings, preparing to move out when Emmett arrived at the house. He handed Dad a letter and told me that I needed to come with him. Jasper helped me load up my shit into my Porsche Cayenne. Dad blew a gasket.”

“What happened?” I asked.

“The letter that Emmett handed Dad was notification that he was being sued by you,” she smirked. “You’re getting your trust fund back.”

“Wait, what?” I chuckled in disbelief. “I didn’t file any papers. I drafted something, but never filed anything.”

“Apparently, Carmen filed them on your behalf,” Alice said. “And I think there were papers delivered to your old law firm, as well.” I pursed my lips. “Oh, stop. Mom and Dad were wrong. Soooooooo wrong in what they did to you. Now? You’re strong enough to put them into their proper place.”

“I’m stronger than you think, Ali,” I sighed, scrubbing my hair.

“Show me, Edward,” she whispered. “I know that there was something special about you and now, I want to see it.” I looked around, seeing that I had enough room to change forms. With a deep breath, I allowed the magic to swirl around me. I grew in front of my sister, rolling my shoulders and allowing my wings to spread, along with my t-shirt to tear off my body. “Whoa, Edward. You’re huge.”

“You’re telling me,” I said, sitting down cross legged and staring at my tiny sister. She was dwarfed by me. “I’m fae. I don’t know what that means, but apparently, I can control the cold and forces of nature.” I held up my hand, a swirling snowball moving above my palm. Clenching my fist, I stopped the magic and reopened my palm, an iridescent powder shimmering above it. Looking at my sister, I blew gently and the powder showered around her.

“Edward, what’s going on?” she asked. She blinked rapidly, her head cocked and she began to get bigger, taller, more muscular. However, she only grew a foot, still looking dainty and elfin. Her ears were pointed and her skin was shimmering under the lights in my bedroom. She had no tattoos like me. “What happened?” Her voice was like tinkling bells.

“You hold magic, like me. Carmen said you have the power of precognition. It’s probably how you knew to pack your bags,” I said. “But, you’re not like me. You’re smaller and hold no tattoos on your skin, like me.”

She thought, staring at me and grinning widely. “I’m an elf. So is Jasper!”

“We’re going to have to talk about this tomorrow, Alice,” I chuckled, blinking and shifting back to my human form. “I’m exhausted and confused as hell.”

“Can you help?” she asked.

“You can do it yourself. Just focus your mind and you’ll return to your human form,” I said.