Sunday, November 19, 2017

Shaky Ground Teaser

Updates will resume THIS WEEK, kids! Here's a teaser for Shaky Ground. 


The next morning, Edward and Bella slept in late. They’d made love several more times during the night, desperate to feel each other and reconnect as a couple. When the alarm went off, they both grumbled, but were thrilled when just a few moments later that the delivery guys, scheduled to deliver Bella’s bedroom set and mattress, were delayed by some traffic accident and wouldn’t make it to Bella’s apartment by early afternoon. So, Edward reset his alarm and they fell back asleep, snuggled in each other’s arms.

After they woke up, Edward took Bella out to breakfast and they went grocery shopping. She had some groceries, mainly snacks for her friends who had helped her, but not everything. When that was done, they unloaded the groceries and Edward helped organizing Bella’s bedroom and bathroom. While they were working, Rose sent a text saying that she was called back to Olympia to fill in for a sick coworker. Alice and Jasper left with Rose and Emmett, driving back up toward Seattle. The bedroom set arrived a couple hours later and they made the bed together. “I can’t wait to mess up these sheets with you, Dr. Swan,” Edward growled.

“Me neither, Dr. Masen,” she said. “But, dinner isn’t going to make itself.”

“I’d rather feast on you,” he said, tossing the pillow onto the bed and pulling her onto the bed. She shrieked, giggling as he kissed her neck. “I’m sorry, baby. I had my taste of you and now I can’t get enough. Making love and seeing your naked body … it’s fucking tempting.”

“As tempting as you are, Edward, my body is sore. You and your super cock,” she said, brushing his hair back. “I’ve used muscles I haven’t used in almost six months, baby. I want to mess up these sheets with you. I really do, but my hips, legs and pussy are killing me.”

“I’m sorry, gorgeous,” he frowned. “How about a massage after dinner?”

“That sounds absolutely heavenly,” she smiled. “Now, come use your surgical skills to help me cut up the veggies for the salad. Let’s dissect a cucumber.”

“I’d rather show you my cucumber,” he laughed, shooting her a wry look.

“You can show me your cucumber after you massage my legs. I promise you a hell of a blowjob, baby,” Bella sang. She slinked out of the bed and hid a grimace as she left him in the bedroom. She pulled out makings for gluten-free chicken fajitas. Chopping the onions and peppers, Edward ambled out and kissed Bella’s neck. He took out the salad ingredients and began making the salad.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Shaky Ground Update

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“Edward? Do you mind watching the fort?” Rose asked, poking her head out of the kitchen. “We’re going to pick up groceries and some other necessities with Bella for her new digs.”

“Sure, Rose,” Edward nodded.

“We’ll be back,” Alice chirped, dragging Bella out the door, with Rose and Esme in tow. When the door shut, she turned to Bella with a smirking grin. “You have some sexy lingerie to buy and when was the last time you had a wax?”

Oh, boy …

The afternoon was spent in an impromptu day of beauty. Bella had her toenails painted, along with a full-body wax. After that, they went to a nearby mall and picked up some new lingerie, bra and panty sets. They also went to pick up towels, new sheets and pillows for her new bedroom. A few hours later, they returned to the apartment with the goodies. The guys were all seated on the couches in the living room. Emmett had set up the television, along with the cable and they’d found some sporting event on TV.

“You got the cable set up,” Bella chirped.

“The silence was killing me,” Emmett said. “And Edward’s iPod had some pretty shitty music.”

“Language, Emmett,” Carlisle said, elbowing Emmett’s side. “Little ears.”

“I’ve heard worse, Dad,” Jake shrugged. All of the men cringed, remembering Jake’s shady upbringing. “Can I get something to drink?” Carlisle nodded and Jake hopped up, walking to the kitchen.

Bella frowned, shifting uncomfortably on her feet and feeling the pain from the long day of movement. Jake’s life was so much better now, but it was hard to forget that he’d such a horrible life prior to this. “I’m going to put this in the linen closet. Then, we can go out to eat before Edward and I go back to his place? Pizza or Chinese?”

“Chinese,” everyone responded, Jake included after he’d finished sipping his water. Bella nodded, walking to her bedroom and putting her new sheets and towels into the linen closet. She picked up her bag, tossing her new purchases from Victoria’s Secret inside. She sat down at a high-back chair, grimacing as she rubbed her calf muscle and sighing as she remembered Jake’s past. What else had that little boy experienced? What else did he see?

“Hey, gorgeous,” Edward said, sitting down on the chair across from her. “You okay?”

“Yeah,” she said, giving him a stiff smile.

“Really?” he asked, arching a brow, moving her so she was sitting on his lap. Bella snuggled against him, idly playing with his freshly cut hair. “Talk to me, Bella.”

“Just that little remark by Jake … it makes me wonder … how much did he really see?” she choked out.

“Carlisle said that Jake was witness to some pretty gruesome things. He and Esme have observed his therapy appointments. With that, William Black could have been put away for long, long time with the crimes Jake has witnessed,” Edward said. “Starting with his mother’s murder. His father’s death in the quake was blessing in disguise, really. Saved the tax payers a lot of money.” He brushed her hair away from her face. “Jake is resilient. Yes, he had a horrible beginning and a shitty father. But, he’s with Carlisle and Esme now. They love him.”

“Do you love him?” Bella asked.

“Very much so,” Edward answered. “What is it, Bella?”

“I don’t know. I love Carlisle and Esme and I’m grateful that they’ve taken Jake in, but what about us? Why couldn’t we have …?” Bella trailed off. Edward’s eyes widened and she blushed. “Never mind. Stupid thought.”

“No, not stupid thought. I get it. And I have an answer. Your injury, our fledgling relationship and subsequent move, it was too much, too fast.” He reached into his pocket and pulled out a card. “That didn’t stop me from getting approved for foster care, just in case things didn’t work out with Carlisle and Esme, but Jake took to them well. But, I think we need to get our friends some food. Emmett was grumbling that all you have is girly rabbit food.”

“I do not have girly rabbit food,” Bella grumbled.












Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Shaky Ground Teaser

“Edward? Do you mind watching the fort?” Rose asked, poking her head out of the kitchen. “We’re going to pick up groceries and some other necessities with Bella for her new digs.”

“Sure, Rose,” Edward nodded.

“We’ll be back,” Alice chirped, dragging Bella out the door, with Rose and Esme in tow. When the door shut, she turned to Bella with a smirking grin. “You have some sexy lingerie to buy and when was the last time you had a wax?”

Oh, boy …

The afternoon was spent in an impromptu day of beauty. Bella had her toenails painted, along with a full-body wax. After that, they went to a nearby mall and picked up some new lingerie, bra and panty sets. They also went to pick up towels, new sheets and pillows for her new bedroom. A few hours later, they returned to the apartment with the goodies. The guys were all seated on the couches in the living room. Emmett had set up the television, along with the cable and they’d found some sporting event on TV.

“You got the cable set up,” Bella chirped.

“The silence was killing me,” Emmett said. “And Edward’s iPod had some pretty shitty music.”

“Language, Emmett,” Carlisle said, elbowing Emmett’s side. “Little ears.”

“I’ve heard worse, Dad,” Jake shrugged. All of the men cringed, remembering Jake’s shady upbringing. “Can I get something to drink?” Carlisle nodded and Jake hopped up, walking to the kitchen.

Bella frowned, shifting uncomfortably on her feet and feeling the pain from the long day of movement. Jake’s life was so much better now, but it was hard to forget that he’d such a horrible life prior to this. “I’m going to put this in the linen closet. Then, we can go out to eat before Edward and I go back to his place? Pizza or Chinese?”

“Chinese,” everyone responded, Jake included after he’d finished sipping his water. Bella nodded, walking to her bedroom and putting her new sheets and towels into the linen closet. She picked up her bag, tossing her new purchases from Victoria’s Secret inside. She sat down at a high-back chair, grimacing as she rubbed her calf muscle and sighing as she remembered Jake’s past. What else had that little boy experienced? What else did he see?

“Hey, gorgeous,” Edward said, sitting down on the chair across from her. “You okay?”

“Yeah,” she said, giving him a stiff smile.

“Really?” he asked, arching a brow, moving her so she was sitting on his lap. Bella snuggled against him, idly playing with his freshly cut hair. “Talk to me, Bella.”

“Just that little remark by Jake … it makes me wonder … how much did he really see?” she choked out.

“Carlisle said that Jake was witness to some pretty gruesome things. He and Esme have observed his therapy appointments. With that, William Black could have been put away for long, long time with the crimes Jake has witnessed,” Edward said. “Starting with his mother’s murder. His father’s death in the quake was blessing in disguise, really. Saved the tax payers a lot of money.” He brushed her hair away from her face. “Jake is resilient. Yes, he had a horrible beginning and a shitty father. But, he’s with Carlisle and Esme now. They love him.”

“Do you love him?” Bella asked.

“Very much so,” Edward answered. “What is it, Bella?”

“I don’t know. I love Carlisle and Esme and I’m grateful that they’ve taken Jake in, but what about us? Why couldn’t we have …?” Bella trailed off. Edward’s eyes widened and she blushed. “Never mind. Stupid thought.”

“No, not stupid thought. I get it. And I have an answer. Your injury, our fledgling relationship and subsequent move, it was too much, too fast.” He reached into his pocket and pulled out a card. “That didn’t stop me from getting approved for foster care, just in case things didn’t work out with Carlisle and Esme, but Jake took to them well. But, I think we need to get our friends some food. Emmett was grumbling that all you have is girly rabbit food.”

“I do not have girly rabbit food,” Bella grumbled.